Article in IDS today – September 22, 2021
The transmission of dangerous bacteria and disease-causing viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 during aerosol-generating activities, including scaling with powder jet equipment and drilling with high-speed contra-angle and turbine handpieces, is a serious problem for the dental profession. There are risks of coming into direct contact with saliva or blood or of contact with contaminated high-speed attachments or surfaces. Respiratory ﬂuids could possibly become aerosols or spray mists in the oral cavity during the dental procedure. Special suction techniques employed by a trained dental professional are required to signiﬁcantly reduce such aerosol mists and spray mists. Here, the SycoTec product— aer x— offers signiﬁcant help and relief when extracting aerosol mists. Aerosol formation in the dental ofﬁce is reduced by 99.9% through direct suction at the aerosol formation point, the patient’s mouth. Decreasing aerosol concentration in the practice room means that the workplace becomes safer for the practice team and for the following patients. No separate suction is necessary, as the aerosol-suction is attached to the suction hose of the high-volume evacuator, the existing dental suction system. Patients can be handled easily, thanks to the simple attachment of noise-cancel-ling headphones, which reduce ambient noise during treatment and minimize patient anxiety. The patient’s relaxation and well-being can be enhanced by headphones with a music option.
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