It is increasingly evident that the connection between oral health and general health is profound. In fact, I recently learned in a training seminar that there are over 170 systemic conditions linked to oral bacteria. As dental professionals, we have the opportunity to reduce the risk of exacerbating inflammatory mediators and systemic disease by disrupting oral biofilm. The AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master from EMS Dental is a system consisting of supra and subgingival air polishing and calculus removal using a piezoelectric scaler. This system has many innovations that result in effective and efficient biofilm removal, while offering the patient an exceptional experience, including:
This system has been a gamechanger in my dental hygiene room since its arrival. Training was phenomenal, and we all felt prepared for patient care and maintenance of the equipment. Patients appreciate how thorough their hygiene visits are and appreciate education about the oral and systemic benefits of biofilm removal.
It has become more evident than ever that dental care is essential; many patients are overdue for their routine dental hygiene care, and it seems that there is an increased need for nonsurgical periodontal procedures, restorative dentistry, and occlusal devices for bruxism. The AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master has allowed my office to practice at the highest standard of care and patients are healthier because of this technology.
PAMELA MARAGLIANO-MUNIZ, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.