Dental Asia Sep/Oct 2018

User Report SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2018 DENTAL ASIA 39 Conclusion While using air polishing device as a monotherapy to achieve the desired tooth whitening effect remains to be validated, its application in enhancing and prolonging conventional tooth whitening procedures seems rather promising. In anticipation of more clinical studies to be carried out, the use of AIRFLOW ® devices may open a new frontier in the field of aesthetic dentistry. DA References 1. biofilm-therapy 2. h s a / e n / H e a l t h _ P r o d u c t s _ Regulation/Consumer_Information/ C o n s u m e r _ G u i d e s / C o s m e t i c s / teethwhiteninghydrogenperoxide.html 3. whitening-bleaching/ 4. J.L. de Geus et al. One-year follow-up of at-home bleaching in smokers before and after dental prophylaxis. Journal of Dentistry 43 (2015) 1346–1351 Fig. 3: Stain removal using AIRFLOW ® PLUS powder (egg on the left) versus ultrasonic scaler (egg on the right) intended improvement in the gingival condition. From the operator perspective, incidental finding of some degree of tooth whitening was often observed after air polishing treatment was done. Further studies to compare the possible tooth whitening effect of air polishing in a proper, calibrated and controlled experimental setting may be warranted. About the Author Dr. Wong Li Beng is a C o n s u l t a n t a n d P e r i o d o n t i s t a t Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (Singapore), where he is currently a p p o i n t e d a s t h e Director of Service for Preventive Dentistry. Dr Wong provides a comprehensive range of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy as well as dental implant procedures. He is an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), School of Health Sciences and sits in the committee of the NYP Dental Hygiene and Therapy Advisory Panel. Dentatus AB Swe +46 8 546 509 00 USA + 1 212 481 1010 MADE IN SWEDEN The Advantages: • Robust, precise and reliable • New and upgraded design for easier usage and maintenance • Ergonomic knobs and improved visibility scales • Wide range of accessories and spare parts • Can be used with Dentatus´ Face and Ear Bows • On the market from September 2018 Read more at DENTATUS NEW 2018 ARTICULATORS DENTATUS IS PROUD TO LAUNCH TWO UPGRADED ARTICULATORS FOR EFFICIENT AND ACCURATE STUDY OF OCCLUSAL RELATIONS