Inside Dentistry
May 2018
Volume 14, Issue 5


Efficient, quiet performance that revolutionizes patient safety

James B. Whitesell, DDS

Since opening my dental practice, I had always used a traditional, air-driven handpiece. It worked very well for me for many years, and I had become extremely comfortable using it. The electric-driven handpiece was unfamiliar to me. I had heard positive reviews from my colleagues, but wasn't sure if an electric handpiece was the right fit for my practice. Although I was hesitant at first, about 3 years ago, my Bien-Air representative finally convinced me to give the electric handpiece a chance. I'm very happy that I made the decision to integrate this instrument into my practice.

When the time came to set up the handpiece, Bien-Air did all of the groundwork for me. They located the Optima control box associated with my existing delivery unit and provided a completely seamless integration. I didn't have to worry about anything.

Beyond helping to install the instrument, Bien-Air even gave me a 1-month trial run. If I was unhappy with the product's performance after this trial, they offered to remove it from my office-no questions asked. But ultimately, this wasn't necessary. The handpiece (EVO.15, Bien-Air) simply snapped directly into the MCX motor, eliminating the need for a quick connect attachment. Then, it was back to business as usual.

I will admit that, initially, the Bien-Air EVO has a different feel. It was very different from a traditional, air-driven handpiece. However, don't let this fact dissuade you from trying it out in your practice. Although the EVO handpiece is larger is size, it is very comfortable to hold. So, it did not take long for me to adapt to using it. Today, I hardly even notice the difference in size. My initial perception and the benefit that I love the most is the quietness of the motor. This handpiece hardly makes any noise at all. My patients noticed, too.

Ever since I integrated electric handpieces into my practice, the Bien-Air EVO has been my go-to instrument when sectioning an old bridge or crown. It has exceptional torque, and its smooth cutting ability both increases efficiency and improves my patients' experience. This handpiece is truly one of a kind and has changed the way that I practice dentistry. It really raises the bar with regard to quality performance.

I have been using the Bien-Air EVO daily for 3 years now, and I do not have a single complaint about this product. It has worked flawlessly in every treatment situation. Any practice thinking about incorporating electronic handpieces into their delivery system should give the Bien-Air EVO a try. They are sure to be pleased with the functionality and quality. It is a simple transition to undergo, and your Bien-Air representative will do all of the hard work for you. I highly recommend this handpiece to all oral healthcare providers.

Key Takeaways

1. The EVO handpiece is equipped with a heat-arresting, "cool touch" ceramic push-button, which is guaranteed to prevent the device from elevating above human body temperature during operation.

2. The advantages of electric handpieces include faster preparation time, faster crown removal time, less noise, less vibration, longer life, and greater versatility.

3. The old method of "blasting" amalgam out
of a restoration-sectioning the amalgam using an air-driven, high-speed handpiece at speeds greater than 300,000 rpm, then scooping out what is remaining-is now no longer necessary.

4. Coupling the EVO handpiece with the Optima system provides the most affordable and simple way to adopt electric handpiece technology in your office with the longest warranty available (3 years).

About the Author

James B. Whitesell, DDS
Private Practice
Roswell, Georgia

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