New AERO HVE/SE Combo Reduces Airborne Aerosol Movement in Dental Settings

DOVE® Dental Products introduces single-use hybrid device with aerosol management to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Another defense against COVID-19 is available to dentists as DOVE® Dental Products has released the new DOVE® AERO, a single-use hybrid device designed to significantly reduce the risk of airborne aerosol movement caused by instrument use in a dental setting.

The threat from COVID-19 has prompted oral health professionals to rethink their infectious disease protocol to mitigate the spread of contagions in 3 areas: evacuation, backflow, and aerosol management. To date, no device on the market addresses all 3 concerns without sacrificing patient comfort or altering dental practices. According to the Guidance for Dental Settings published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "…if aerosol-generating procedures are necessary for dental care, use 4-handed dentistry, high evacuation suction and dental dams to minimize droplet spatter and aerosols."

DOVE AERO's innovative design addresses these concerns by combining the power of high-volume ejector (HVE) suction with the safety of a 1-way backflow protection, using a secured saliva ejector (SE) for patient comfort and easier access. The AERO features a patented 360° external aerosol chamber to effectively manage airborne particles of up to 95 percent when combined with internal fluid evacuation.

"We are extremely excited to introduce the new DOVE AERO HVE Backflow Prevention Valve," says Jim Langeloh, vice president of sales for DOVE Dental Products. "It's the first valve of its kind to offer external aerosol collection, backflow protection, and HVE power while providing patients with the comfort of using a saliva ejector."

It’s a simple, cost-effective solution for oral health professionals to manage the spread of COVID-19 using instruments with which they are already familiar. "It's the valve that does not compromise comfort, performance, or dental office space," adds Langeloh.