Dental Infection Control Through High Volume Vacuum
Our office continues to introduce and use new technology to protect our patients and staff. To reduce dental aerosols caused by using a high speed handpiece or an ultrasonic device, we now employ an autoclavable device which quickly removes dental aerosols. The device is called a Xuction HVE and uses a patent pending design.
Studies have shown that positioning of the HVE extraorally can be beneficial. A HVE device positioned extraorally within one inch of the commissure of the mouth resulted in reduction of particulates from 89.7% to 90.8% when compared to the intraorally positioned standard saliva ejector.
See the photo and video below and see for yourself, how the Xuction captures the aerosols.