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As market leaders in Professional Prophylaxis and Prevention and a pioneer in modern biofilm management, we are dedicated to being at the forefront of science and innovation. Prevention is our vision for the dentist of tomorrow where non-surgical treatments and minimal invasive therapies are the main approach.
Working in close collaboration with leading clinics, universities, research institutes and opinion leaders we are continuing to pursue a leading role in research and scientific evidence. We have made it our priority to deliver clinicians with the latest scientific evidence and the most advanced technology to attain our ultimate goal of prevention with the Guided Biofilm Therapy.
- Morris Bühner, EMS

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2016 S. Camboni et al.

Tooth Surface Comparison after Air Polishing and Rubber Cup: A Scanning Electron Microscopy Study

AIR-FLOW PLUS powder was able to more deeply clean without creating any damage to the enamel, making it suitable for regular cleaning treatments. The polishing pastes were found to abrade the enamel surface, to flatten it, and deposit debris into the microcavities. Both methods having different mechanical effects can therefore be considered as complementary, in that some patients experience a sense of “roughness” following a cleaning. A clinical recommendation for this experience would be to use...

S. Camboni, M. Donnet The Journal of Clinical Dentistry; 27(1):13-18
2016 V. Ronay et al.

In vitro cleaning potential of three implant debridement methods. Simulation of the non-surgical approach

None of the modalities of instrumentation could provide a complete cleaning of the implant surface In comparison to Gracey curettes or ultrasonics, glycine powder air polishing with the subgingival nozzle provided a greater cleaning in all defect angulations specially in wide defects

V. Ronay, A. Merlini, T. Attin, PR. Schmidlin, P. Sahrmann Clinical Oral Implants Research; 28(2):151-155
2015 TT. Hägi et al.

The effects of erythritol air-polishing powder on microbiologic and clinical outcomes during supportive periodontal therapy : Six month results of a randomized controlled clinical trial

EPAP yielded lower abrasiveness and smaller particle sizes when compared to GPAP. Significant reductions of BOP, PPD and increase of CAL were seen in EPAP & GPAP. Time efficiency and patient s comfort were both in favor of EPAP &GPAP. EPAP when used subgingivally with an air-polishing device is safe and in comparison to SRP, had similar results both clinically and microbiologically. The low abrasiness of glycine and erythritol may be beneficial during SPT considering the dental root hard tissu...

TT. Hägi, P. Hofmänner, S. Eick, M. Donnet, GE. Salvi, A. Sculean, CA. Ramseier Quintessence international; 46(1):31-41
2015 C. Riben-Grundstrom et al.

Treatment of peri-implant mucositis using a glycine powder air-polishing or ultrasonic device: a randomized clinical trial

Treatment with a glycine powder air-polishing or an ultrasonic device is effective in non-surgical treatment of peri-implant mucositis.

C. Riben-Grundstrom, O. Norderyd, U. Andre, S. Renvert Journal of Clinical Periodontology; 42(5):462-9
2015 G. John et al.

Nonsurgical treatment of peri-implantitis using an air-abrasive device or mechanical debridement and local application of chlorhexidine. Twelve-month follow-up of a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study

The present results have indicated that nonsurgical therapy of peri-implantitis using both AAD and mechanical debridement resulted in comparable probing depth reductions and clinical attachment level gains after 12 months of healing. The bleeding on probing reductions were significantly higher in the AAD in comparison to the MDA group. So, AAD may be more effective for nonsurgical therapy of peri-implantitis than MDA.

G. John, N. Sahm, J. Becker, F. Schwarz Clinical Oral Investigations; 19(8):1807-14
2014 J. Bühler et al.

Analysis of the effects of air polishing powders containing sodium bicarbonate and glycine on human teeth

As far as depth of the surface defect and surface roughness was concerned , there were significant differences between sodium bicarbonate and glycine powders Between the 2 Glycine powders there was no significant difference in surface defects or roughness Glycine powders caused significantly less alterations in comparison to bicarbonate powder on the roots of teeth

J. Bühler, F. Schmidli, R. Weiger, C. Walter Clinical Oral Investigations; 19(4):877-85
2014 N. Muller et al.

Subgingival air-polishing with erythritol during periodontal maintenance. Randomized clinical trial of twelve months.

Repeated subgingival air-polishing reduced the number of pockets >4 mm similar to ultrasonic debridement. It was safe and induced less pain.

N. Muller, R. Moene, J. Cancela, A. Mombelli Journal of Clinical Periodontology; 41(9):883-9
2014 L. Drago et al.

Biofilm removal and antimicrobial activity of two different air-polishing powders: an in vitro study

Biofilm removal with air polishing could be achieved with the combination of erythritol and chlorhexidine as it seems to be a good alternative to the traditional glycine treatment

L. Drago, M. Del Fabbro, M. Bortolin, C. Vassena, E. De Vecchi, S. Taschieri Journal of Periodontology;
2013 TT. Hägi et al.

Clinical outcomes following subgingival application of a novel erythritol powder by means of air polishing in supportive periodontal therapy: A randomized, controlled clinical study

Air-polishing done with the new erythritol-based powder is safe, comfortable and time efficient for the removal of subgingival biofilm during supportive periodontal therapy.

TT. Hägi , P. Hofmänner, GE. Salvi, CA. Ramseier, A. Sculean Quintessence International; 44(10):753-761
2012 TF. Flemmig et al.

Randomized controlled trial assessing efficacy and safety of glycine powder air polishing in moderate-to-deep periodontal pockets

Subgingival glycine powder air-polishing with AIR-FLOW® PERIO is more effective in removing subgingival biofilm in moderate to deep periodontal pockets than scaling and root planing The method is safe and comfortable for patients Full-mouth glycine powder air-polishing may result in a beneficial shift of the oral microbiota

TF. Flemmig, D. Arushanov, D. Daubert, M. Rothen, G. Mueller, BG. Leroux Journal of Periodontology;

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