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The Benefits of Speed Increasers

Theresa Haworth

The benefits of speed increasers – more hygienic and safer

With infection control being a popular topic at the moment, along with AGP (aerosol generating procedures), more questions are being asked how to reduce aerosol spatter – and therefore reduce risk of virus particle transmission – in the surgery.

Handpieces generate a visible spray that contains large particle droplets of water, saliva, blood, microorganisms and other debris. This spatter travels a short distance and settles out quickly, landing on nearby surfaces such as the floor, operatory surfaces or the patient.

In order to reduce aerosol spatter, consider using an electric motor with contra-angles, as these generate less aerosols than high-speed turbines and generally benefit from internal anti-retraction systems.

If you don’t have the benefits of an electric motor, a solution may be a ‘plug and play’ electric micromotor which connects directly to your delivery system. B.A. International’s Ultimate EM420 is an example of such a motor.

There are a range of handpieces that are compatible with electric motors. B.A. offers, among others, red band contra-angles which are perfectly suited to the micromotor. Bundle deals with the motor and one red band contra-angle (BA200LTS or BA250LT) are also available.

Other benefits of using electric contra-angles include a higher efficiency at cutting various materials including machinable glass ceramic and silver amalgam, a smaller head diameter which allows for greater visibility of the treatment area, and a quieter operating noise which is more comfortable for the patient.

For more information on B.A.’s speed increasing contra-angles, electric micromotor and bundle deals, please visit the links below, or you can contact us here for any further queries.

Speed increasing contra-angle: BA200LTS

Speed increasing contra-angle: BA250LT

Ultimate EM420 Micromotor

Bundle: EM420 + 1x speed increasing contra-angle

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