GBT IS THE NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART APPROACH
1. Before removal the biofilm is always disclosed with a dye solution. Then biofilm and young calculus are easily removed with AIRFLOW® and PERIOFLOW® – supra and subgingivally.
2. If needed this is followed by debridement with PIEZON® PS No Pain piezoceramic instruments.
Guided Biofilm Therapy means that the clinician is guided by the disclosed biofilm during professional tooth cleaning procedures.
Guided Biofilm Therapy is truly minimally invasive and reduces the need of hand and sonic/ ultra-sonic instrumentation. It is safe, effective and gentle to teeth and soft tissues, implants and restoratives.
GBT is also very comfortable for patients and practitioners. It is efficient and time saving. This also applies to primary caries and perio prevention in children and teenagers.
GBT is part of a comprehensive preventive concept – to preserve your patients’ oral health – and to make the patients feel good.
GBT IS A CLINICALLY SOUND AND PATIENT-ORIENTED CONCEPT
EMS has provided dental practices worldwide with AIRFLOW® air polishing and PIEZON® PS No Pain piezo-ceramic scaling technology since 1982.
In 2003, EMS invented PERIOFLOW® for subgingival biofilm removal – in combination with the AIRFLOW® powder PERIO on a glycine basis. This was an important shift in the paradigm for perio and preventive dentistry.
In 2012, EMS added the high-tech erythritol-based AIRFLOW® powder PLUS with a particle size of only 14 μm.
Guided Biofilm Therapy is based on the clinically proven techno-logies invented by EMS. It was developed in cooperation with highly respected and experienced periodontologists, cariologists and dental hygienists.
GBT is a systematic, predictable, risk-oriented and user-friendly treatment which can be adapted to all age groups and each individual patient.
DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS IS TRADITIONALLY PERFORMED IN THIS ORDER:
1. Removal of calculus with hand instruments and scalers, which may be painful and invasive and scratch dental and implant surfaces.
2. Polishing with rotary rubber cups and brushes, which is time-consuming and often messy. Many areas cannot be reached and the gingiva will be affected mechanically. Dental hygienists and assistants know that traditional cleaning can be a painful experience. For this reason, patients may not return for follow-up appointments. Now, almost fifty years later it is time for change.
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE: GBT is truly minimally invasive and reduces the need for hand and sonic/ultrasonic instrumentation. It is safe, effective and gentle to teeth, soft tissues and implants. It can also be applied to primary caries and perio prevention in children and teenagers.
SUPERIOR CLEANING: GBT begins with the use of a disclosing agent to guide clinicians to remove all biofilm during professional tooth cleaning procedures. This ensures complete biofilm removal.
COMFORTABLE AND TIME SAVING TREATMENT: A minimal invasive protocol that enables you to significantly reduce treatment-time in comparison to the standard PMPR (curettes & rubber cups)
GREATER RECALLS: GBT is part of a comprehensive preventive concept – to preserve your patients’ oral health – and to make the patients feel good. This leads to higher patient retention and more referrals.