Try one on us program
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Our Try One on Us Program is a perfect way to determine what A~flexX Aerosol Reduction Kit or LVE Assist Arm will work for you. The two-week trial period will start as soon as you receive your kits. Once you receive your kits, we will reach out to you and schedule a virtual meeting with one of our A~flexX educators. At that reserved time they will be able to answer any questions you may have. Fill out our form to get started or contact us at (954) 306-9603
Stay safe with A~flexX
Dental aerosol management is now tantamount in establishing a safe and healthy workplace for dental professionals and patients alike. COVID-19 has taught us all many lessons and the biggest take away is that we can all do more to protect each other. Dental professionals are constantly at risk because of high aerosol exposure, simply due to the nature of the work. We saw a need and jumped into action to mitigate the risk of aerosol exposure safely and effectively while elevating ergonomics for both patient and provider.
The ADA states: use professional judgment to employ the lowest aerosol-generating armamentarium when delivering any type of restorative or hygiene care. As an example, use hand scaling rather than ultrasonic scaling when appropriate. High velocity evacuation should be employed whenever possible. (8mm large bore devices with 100 cubic ft/min capacity) American Dental Association (ADA)
A~flexX Assist Arm
A~flexX Assist Arm offers an effective aerosol management solution with an ergonomic approach that works for all dental health care providers. Now more than ever an Extra-Oral suction is needed. A~flexX is the leader in providing an affordable compact Extra-Oral solution. The A~flexX HVE Extra-Oral Advanced Kit is the answer for aerosol mitigation. While using the dental practices own vacuum system, the kit is simply attached to treatment chairs. They are removable and work for both left and right-handed providers. With strong attention to “going green” there are NO disposable items. All our Extra-Oral funnels are autoclavable, which is purposely economical and sustainable. No extra cost is spent on HEPA filters or replacements. Disinfection and sterilization is simple and timely. Our kits are ideal for treatment rooms both large and compact. For more information on all our products, please visit our website at www.aflexxassistarm.com or Contact us directly at (954) 306-9603
Articles from the Industry
Possible transmission routes of COVID-19 in a dental office
Dental patients and dental health care professionals (DHCP) can be exposed to pathogenic microorganisms, including viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. The transmission routes in a dental setting include direct transmission via droplets (cough, sneeze) or indirect transmission when an infectious material, such as saliva, contaminates surfaces of dental equipment and instruments and is then transmitted either to the DHCP or other patients (cross-contamination) (Peng 2020).
The current scientific consensus is that most transmission via respiratory secretions occurs in the form of large respiratory droplets. Therefore, all dental procedures including periodontal treatment carried out with hand- instruments should be undertaken with caution as hand-instrumentation produces considerable amounts of potentially infectious droplets and spatter (Watanabe et al. 2018). Droplets are often heavy enough that they do not travel very far; instead, they fall from
the air after traveling about six feet (~1.5m). Some studies have suggested that SARS-CoV-2 may be airborne through aerosols formed during dental procedures using high speed handpieces, air water syringes or ultrasonic scaling devices (Peng et al. 2020). Potentially, these aerosols can also contaminate surfaces and may lead to an indirect transmission of pathogens. Aerosols are much smaller and can travel longer distances (~6m). An analogy from daily life might be that droplets are more like rain, whereas aerosols are more like fog.