Ultrasonic Scaling: Aerosol or Drip from the Tip? What Does the Evidence Say?

Expert Advice for Implementing Aerosol Management at Your Practice

Nancy Miller, RDH, recalls not wearing masks or gloves in the days before HIV emerged as a deadly pathogen. Just as HIV brought attention to bloodborne pathogens, COVID-19 has aimed a spotlight on airborne pathogens in the dental office. Dental aerosols are primarily created by high-speed handpieces and ultrasonic scalers, air/water syringe tips, and air abrasion devices.


Four Factors for Selecting Ultrasonic Inserts

Learn How to Make the Right Choices for Efficient and Effective Ultrasonic Scaling

When it comes to selecting the right ultrasonic inserts for clinical procedures, one size does not fit all. There are many varieties of handle and tip designs to choose from, and the “right” insert can change from patient to patient. Since you may have an ultrasonic insert in your hand for over two hours per day, various factors can help you maximize ultrasonic technology for optimal clinical outcomes.