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Implementing eco-friendly infection control

January 26, 2013

Preventing pathogen transmission among patients and dental health care personnel is the primary goal of infection prevention in the dental office. During the course of the work day, clinicians repeatedly perform hand hygiene, wear personal protective equipment, clean and disinfect surfaces (or apply surface barriers), sterilize instruments, maintain dental unit waterlines, and use single-use disposable items. These tasks often involve equipment and products that produce much waste, consume excess energy, and use toxic chemicals.

Benchmark: KaVo Dental's COMFORTdrive handpiece

March 21, 2012

The characteristics of high-pitched noise, reduction in torque under load and vibration of the bur, often associated with air-driven handpieces, are being replaced by the quieter, smoother and concentric motion of electric handpiece systems.

Why zirconia?

March 21, 2012

At THE DENTAL ADVISOR, our group has been researching and tracking all-ceramic restorations for 28 years. As ceramics have evolved, there is a move toward stronger and more esthetic materials.