The editors of Dental Products Report share another look at five of the most innovative infection control products launched in the past year.
As we learn more about various infections and contaminants, we become better equipped to protect ourselves and our patients from harm. After a global pandemic, a variety of new infection control products have come to the market to protect the practice from harmful germs. New products that purify the air, sanitize equipment, and disinfect instruments are some of the innovations borne from the enhanced spotlight on infection control. Every day, sanitizing and disinfecting become easier and more efficient with new technology. Here we will take a look at some of the best infection control products from this past year.
A stand-alone, dual-vacuum, negative pressure system mounted behind the operatory chair, AeroSol Away is designed to significantly reduce the aerosols, splatter, and droplets generated during treatment. It features a dual custom-shaped negative pressure nozzle, while the ergonomically designed Evacu-Caps surround a patient’s face to reportedly eliminate aerosols. The system includes a dual-vacuum motor with built-in muffler, all hoses and fittings, connectors for attaching to the chair back, and a HEPA filter cartridge replacement.
888-548-8448 | aerosolaway.com
Deactivate™ is a high-powered handheld LED device designed to disinfect surfaces in compact spaces. The unit uses LEDs to create ultraviolet light, which reportedly makes pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 inactive. Deactivate does not require any warm-up or cooldown time and does not leave behind any residue, and the impacted area is available for immediate use following disinfection.
800-553-0069 | xenex.com
The AiroPur Dental Aerosol Suction Cup is a disposable suction device for controlling aerosols, especially during procedures such as ultrasonic scaling or coronal polishing. It inserts easily into the end of your high-volume evacuation (HVE) hose. The patient holds the top of the AiroPur even with their lower lip while the HVE is operational, effectively pulling aerosols from the mouth and the air surrounding the patient’s face.
Ho Dental Company
702-430-9847 | hodentalcompany.com
Designed to greatly reduce dental procedure aerosols, the AirShield™ aerosol filtration system helps protect your patients, your staff, and yourself. The system places a physical barrier between you and your patient. The window positions 10 in above the patient and 10 in below your eyes to allow plenty of unobstructed room to work. Aerosols are pulled into the vacuum and it allows for a large work area.
888-230-9500 | ImageMax.us
The OCTOdent is an extraoral aerosol device designed to remove and filter bacteria, viruses, toxic vapors, and contaminants from the immediate area to protect dentists, hygienists, and assistants. OCTOdent is a stand-alone, hands-free mobile device that features a flexible source suction duct to capture and filter out dangerous aerosols during aerosol-generating procedures.
870-224-0966 | octodent.com