Protect your practice:
The risks of copycat dental products
Copies often bypass the rigorous testing and quality standards that original products undergo. As a result, their functionality can be significantly compromised.
The original PIEZON® PS Instrument is meticulously designed for optimal performance. Imitations might not deliver the same level of efficiency, which can lead to longer treatment sessions and less effective procedures.
Absence of “NO PAIN” system:
One of the standout features of the original PS instrument is its patient friendly "NO PAIN" system. Copies don't offer this, leading to reduced patient comfort during procedures.
Potential health risks
Beyond comfort, there are safety concerns. Copies might be made from substandard materials that aren't biocompatible or degrade quickly, putting patients' health at risk.
Warranty and support void
Original PS instruments come with warranties and dedicated customer support. With imitations, if there's a malfunction or issue, there's little to no recourse.
Purchasing counterfeit products often inadvertently supports unethical business practices, such as intellectual property rights infringement or the ability to treat patients in the best possible way.
While imitations might seem budget-friendly initially, the long-term costs – considering malfunctions, frequent replacements, and compromised treatments – can be significantly higher.
Diminished quality and efficiency
Original handpieces are the result of extensive research and rigorous quality standards. The precise engineering behind the original handpieces ensures optimal efficiency in both PIEZON® and AIRFLOW® functionalities. Copies don't undergo the same checks, leading to potentially inferior performance and longevity. They might therefore not be as effective, requiring longer treatment times or even multiple sessions.
Loss of patient and clinician comfort
Original handpieces are designed to maximize both patient and clinician comfort. Their precise construction, unique technologies and "NO PAIN" features are often absent in copies, leading to a less comfortable experience for the patient and the clinician.
Non-authentic handpieces might be made from subpar materials that aren't biocompatible or can degrade rapidly. This raises concerns about potential harm or adverse reactions in patients.
Warranty and support issues
Authentic handpieces for the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master come with manufacturer warranties and reliable customer support. Copies leave clinicians without this safety net, leading to potential financial and operational problems.
Using counterfeit products is not only a breach of intellectual property rights but also compromises the trust patients place in practitioners for using genuine, safe equipment.
Higher long-term costs
While copies may seem cost-effective initially, the expenses related to replacements, malfunctioning parts, and compromised procedures can accumulate over time.
Potential enamel damage
Original EMS powders are formulated to ensure they effectively remove stains and biofilm without causing abrasive harm. Imitation powders can be excessively abrasive, risking enamel erosion and damage.
Dentine and cementum vulnerability
Dentine and cementum, being softer than enamel, are even more susceptible to damage. Using copied powders might not only strip away stains but could also erode these vital tooth structures, leading to sensitivity and other complications.
Decreased efficiency in biofilm removal
The precision engineering behind original EMS prophylaxis powders ensures optimal plaque and stain removal. Using alternatives might leave behind residual biofilm or stains, compromising the results of the procedure.
EMS powders undergo rigorous testing for biocompatibility and safety. Copies, on the other hand, might be formulated with untested or potentially harmful ingredients, posing risks to patient health.
Warranty and support complications
Using non-authentic powders with the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master might void any existing warranties. This could result in financial burdens if any components of the machine malfunction or require replacement.
Increased costs in the long run
While copied powders might appear cost-effective initially, the hidden costs of machine maintenance, potential patient complications, and replacement parts can accrue significantly over time.
Device and handpiece damage
Authentic powders are designed to work harmoniously with the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master's systems. Using non-standard powders can clog the handpieces, lead to uneven spray patterns, and even cause irreparable damage to the machinery over time.