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From left: Lina Dawli, RDH, and Cynthia Flores display the Epic Hygiene laser, designed by hygienists for hygienists, in the BIOLASE booth at the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting. (Photo: Dental Tribune File Photo)

Epic Hygiene laser meets guidelines to minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission

By Dental Tribune USA
July 16, 2020

BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, has announced that the Epic Hygiene dental laser meets recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which recommends not using ultrasonic scalers in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Ultrasonic scalers create a visible water spray that can contain particle droplets of water, saliva, blood, microorganisms and other debris, which can serve as a conduit to spread the virus.

As dental offices in all 50 states begin to open their doors, they can rely on the Epic Hygiene laser for Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) therapy, which was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March, according to BIOLASE. This indication allows hygienists to perform gentler, highly effective treatments for bacterial reduction and managing periodontal disease without using water, the company said.

“We have already seen how all-tissue Waterlase dental lasers create 98 percent less aerosol than traditional dental handpieces, meeting the American Dental Association’s recommendation of reduced aerosol production to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Todd Norbe, CEO of BIOLASE. “We are proud that we have continued to see our products, like the Epic Hygiene laser, meet the unique needs of dentists during this time. We believe this aligns directly with our mission of advancing dentistry, beyond the pandemic, to treat patients in the safest way possible.”

Epic Hygiene is the latest innovation in proven Epic laser technology, designed by dental hygienists for dental hygienists. This new laser system gives dental professionals a total solution to effectively manage non-surgical periodontitis and increase clinical production. The system includes proven step-by-step clinical protocols, including pocket therapy and perio debridement, for easy implementation.

To learn more about the Epic Hygiene laser, visit biolase.com/epichygiene.

(Source: BIOLASE)

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