Solea All-Tissue Laser Reduces Dental Aerosols & Splatter by up to 99.9%
By Convergent Dental on May19, 2020
Needham, MA – Convergent Dental, Inc., developer of the industry-leading 9.3µm CO2 all-tissue Solea laser, announced today that Solea reduces dental splatter and aerosols by up to 99.9% compared to traditional handpieces. This finding supports recent guidance provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), recommending dentists use clinical techniques that “reduce aerosol production as much as possible, as the transmission of COVID-19 seems to occur via droplets and aerosols.”
Two different measurement methods produced similar results, confirming that Solea produces between 97% and 99.9% less splatter and aerosols compared to the traditional dental handpiece. Dr. Mark Mizner of Commonwealth Dental Group operated the laser and the drill for a series of tests in which extracted human molars were placed in a model of a human head and cut with each of the instruments. “This study confirmed what has been obvious to me since I first started using Solea in my practice,” said Dr. Mizner. “There is virtually no splatter with Solea.”
Solea utilizes ~67-83% less water flow, ~74% less air pressure, and cuts without contact, as opposed to drills, which cut by transferring mechanical energy at up to 400,000 RPM.
“Solea has always provided a better experience with drill-free, needle-free fillings and blood-free, suture-free surgeries. We are proud to add significantly safer dentistry for both doctors and patients to the list of Solea benefits,” said Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental.
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About Convergent Dental, Inc.
Convergent Dental, Inc. is a privately-owned dental equipment and technology company. Solea® is the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all-tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free. Reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures pay huge dividends for patients in the form of a vastly improved dental experience and dentists in terms of significant practice growth. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.