air-powder polisher

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air-pow·der pol·ish·er

(ār-pow'dĕr pol'ish-ĕr)
Air-powered device combining air and water pressure to deliver a controlled stream of abrasive through the handpiece nozzle to roughen or polish a tooth surface, depending on coarseness of agent.
Synonym(s): air abrasive, air polishing, air-powered abrasive, airbrasive.
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Air polishing, traditionally considered a cosmetic procedure, is now shown to have therapeutic properties when performed subgingivally using glycine powder.
CHICAGO (June 20, 2016) -- Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announces the newest addition to the Hu-Friedy EMS air polishing line, the AIR-FLOW[R] Handy 3.0 PREMIUM.
Its offers equipment such as abrasive, air abrasion, air polishing, dust confinement, C-saw, micro etching and tin plating equipment, as well as dental materials.
Coarse abrasive polishing pastes, flour or pumice for polishing, are contraindicated, as is air polishing [36, 37].
Air polishing was first introduced to the dental profession in the late 1970s.
With nicotine staining, air polishing is fantastic and highly effective.
While polishing is often considered cosmetic, it is time to think of air polishing as both an aesthetic and therapeutic procedure with the use of subgingival powders such as glycine.
unfilled, etc) Step 3 Remove plaque and/or debris from tooth (pumice polishing with occlusal brush, air polishing *, or air abrasion *) Step 4 Rinse all polishing material from tooth Step 5 Isolate tooth with cotton rolls, Dri-Angles(tm) or Dry-Tips(tm) (If dental dam isolation is used, place the dam prior to polishing.) Step 6 Dry tooth and apply acid etch gel or liquid for manufacturer's recommended time Step 7 Rinse tooth well, remove isolation materials and replace with dry ones.
Research on aerosol production and bacterial contamination of the work environment is either over 20 years old or utilizes ultrasonic scalers or air polishing devices to create the aerosols.
Sponsor: American Eagle/YOUNG The Magic of Air--A Subgingival Air Polishing Workshop--Clinical Track Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH.
Air polishing was first introduced to the dental community in the late 1970s as a mechanism to quickly and easily remove extrinsic stain and soft deposits from tooth surfaces.