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Inside Dentistry
September 2018
Volume 14, Issue 9

Bien-Air Electric Handpieces

Raising the standards of performance and revolutionizing patient safety

Jeff Flores, DDS

After graduating from the Uni-versity of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry in 2008, I have been quite fortunate to have had a broad-spectrum career in dentistry that started in residency where I further developed my passion for patient care by treating medically complex and medically compromised patients. Prior to this, I had spent a decade travelling to compete in professional snowboard racing, which ultimately served to broaden my worldview and help me define my practice within the dental profession.

In designing my new office, Rancho Dental Studio, I wanted to bring technology and patient care together to support my philosophy of treatment. Beyond CAD/CAM dentistry, I had never had any other experiences with major developments in care, but because I was in control of design and implementation at Rancho Dental Studio, I tried out most of the handpieces on the market and found that Bien-Air's electric handpieces featured many advancements. Since then, my go-to handpiece system has been Bien-Air. It facilitates doing my job as a dentist as fast and efficiently as possible, so I can have the luxury of actually speaking to and educating my patients, which is my passion above and beyond delivering treatment.

The second that I heard the low whirring sound from my Bien-Air electric handpiece, it became abundantly clear that my dentistry was about to change forever. The all-too-familiar whistle of the traditional air-driven handpiece was gone, and the new sound was hardly recognizable above the sound of suction present in the room. It was so welcomed, not only by myself, but also by my patient. I pressed the handpiece into the clean enamel expecting to have to "feather" the rheostat because for 11 years, that was all that I knew. To sit there and see what a handpiece was actually supposed to do, accomplished in one quarter of the time without burning the tooth, blew me away because I knew that from that point on, my handpiece and dentistry were going to come together in an amazing symphony.

Because I decided that in order for me to stay relevant as a dentist, my foundational armamentarium needed to be upgraded to the highest current standard for my patients, my dentistry has improved immensely. Although new technology can be cost prohibitive, when coupled with a sold plan of use, it pays for itself in a short time.

Key Takeaways

1. Greater power and more torque than traditional air-driven handpieces-A major attribute of Bien-Air electrics is their elevated power output with constant torque for swift and effortless use.

2. Accurate command-The proprietary Smart Logic electronic control lends Bien-Air electrics a stepless, vibration-free rotation for the most meticulous and precise dental work.

3. Compact and lightweight-Bien-Air electric motors and handpieces are significantly shorter and lighter than conventional models. This results in optimal grip and balance as well as reduced hand fatigue.

4. Maintenance-free-The ball bearings in Bien-Air's motors are greased for life, making post-usage lubrication expendable. Built to withstand repeated sterilization cycles, they uphold the strictest hygiene standards.

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About the Author

Jeff Flores, DDS
Private Practice
Mission Viejo, California

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