Bien-Air’s Nova Electric Handpiece Set to Debut at CDS’ Midwinter Meeting
New contra-angle engineered to deliver practical innovation, optimal ergonomics, reliability, and improved vision.
Bien-Air Dental’s Nova electric handpiece—a new contra-angle engineered for practical innovation, optimal ergonomics and extreme reliability—is being launched at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting later this month.
Nova is designed to overcome the challenges of a traditional handpiece, offering more vision and improved accessibility. Highlights of the new product include:
Small Head Packed with Power. The Nova’s small head and slim handle enhance the dentist’s field of vision and guarantee easier access in the back of the mouth. It is the smallest head to also feature the Accu-Spray Quattro Mix system, focusing 4 asymmetrical air/water sprays on the end of the bur with laser precision to ensure optimal irrigation in the working area. Connected to 1 of Bien-Air’s LED motors, a multi-strand optical glass conductor simulates daylight conditions with reduced reflection for exceptional visibility in the working area.
Unparalleled Ergonomics. In addition to being optimized for balance, the Nova’s stainless steel construction makes it the lightest handpiece in the Bien-Air portfolio. Its lightweight design improves the ergonomics and reduces wrist fatigue during day-to-day work. In addition, the perfectly optimized gears, and monobloc handle reduce both vibrations and the sound level for improved user comfort.
Improved Reliability.The use of stainless steel is said to significantly reduce wear on the handpiece and make it 4 times more resistant to shocks. The chuck system features a new PVD coating that makes the opening/closing system more reliable and extends the service life by 30 % compared to a conventional handpiece. It also reduces the risk of jamming, allowing you to perform procedures without any interruptions. The Cylcro gears are designed to reduce friction and protect against wear. The new design is said to provide Nova double the service life of the previous generation.
Enhanced Safety for Dentist and Patient. Risks of cross contamination are reduced thanks to the non-return valve and the Sealed Head protection. The non-return valve considerably reduces the flow of fluids from the oral cavity back into the dental unit’s hoses. Alongside this, the protective Sealed Head mechanism reduces the aspiration of fluids into the instrument head. Additionally, the patented Cool Touch+ heat-arresting technology integrated in the ceramic push-button prevents the build-up of heat to reduce the risk of burns to patients.
"At Bien-Air, we approach our design and engineering problems from a holistic perspective to balance each point of strength—we don't want to reduce the weight if it means we increase noise, or we don't want to reduce the head size if it means you cannot use a standard length bur,” says Edgar Schönbächler, CEO of Bien-Air.
“The Nova is our greatest achievement in making a handpiece that is smaller, quieter, and will last longer than any previous version. We were able to substantially reduce the size of the areas that come in contact with the fingertips of the user, without increasing vibration or reducing power. This makes the Nova a truly versatile tool—the, 'Swiss army knife' of dental handpieces."
Without compromising performance, the company’s goal was to push the limits, to deliver the size and weight reduction demanded by the long hours kept by dental professionals, according to Marco Gallina, VP of Innovation and Marketing for Bien-Air. "This is why we pushed ourselves to provide the smallest front bearing with four-port water spray, that will not overheat the working surface of the patient," Gallina adds.