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April 2017
Volume 38, Issue 4

Nupro Freedom™ Cordless Prophy System With SmartMode™ Technology

As a hygienist, Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd, is not only concerned about the comfort of her patients, but also the comfort of her fellow hygienists and clinicians. While cordless prophy systems have been on the market for quite some time, the enhanced Nupro Freedom™ Cordless Prophy System with SmartMode™ Technology by Dentsply Sirona has eliminated the need for a foot pedal. The intuitive technology allows the clinician to fully control the instrument in their hand.

“Eliminating cord drag removes a common source of musculoskeletal pain. The position of the foot pedal limits the clinician’s freedom of movement. We have all experienced awkward leg and foot movements searching for a foot pedal, causing us to forego all hope of maintaining a healthy ergonomic seating position,” Dryer says.

“Dentistry can be stressful enough. Elim­­inating these sources of ergonomic stress, which we potentially experience with every patient visit, is certainly a bonus,” Dryer adds. “Once you get used to not having a foot pedal, the leg relaxes and you begin to feel a new found freedom of movement.”

Nupro Freedom Cordless Prophy System has the speed and power needed for polishing procedures—actually 25% more than the original Freedom system when at max speed. The cup starts to spin at a rate of 500 rpm when activated, and can be increased to a speed of up to 3000 rpm as the user applies the cup against the tooth. The cup speed decreases as soon as the user pulls the device away from the tooth.

“Clinicians and patients have noticed that the chatter and vibrations are considerably less with the Nupro Freedom handpiece when used with Nupro Freedom Slim Disposable Prophy Angles. It is much quieter than air-driven handpieces, and as this device proves, loudness does not equate to power,” Dryer says. She also stresses that the unit has an all-day battery life (approximately ten 3-minute procedures).

“With the Nupro Freedom System, I can autoclave the removable sheath,” she says, adding that when it comes to complying with CDC guidelines, dental handpieces are a major part of infection prevention in the office. “The Nupro Freedom System allows you to comply at a fraction of the price.”

Dryer explains, “In order for traditional handpieces to be compliant, you’re looking at purchasing several handpieces just to keep that sterilization rotation going throughout your office, which tends to be extremely expensive.” With the Nupro Freedom System, the removable sheath is what actually goes through the autoclave, and purchasing multiple removable sheaths is dramatically less expensive than purchasing multiple handpieces. The inner module component is covered with a disposable shield and is able to be disinfected as well.

With the Nupro Freedom System, dental practices can stay compliant with the CDC guidelines while experiencing a whole new freedom of movement. It’s a winning combination while delivering optimum, safe patient care each and every time.

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