Like most dental surgeries I have worked in, it could be said they are a bit behind the times when it comes to the latest technology. Great 21st century oral care should develop through CPD, a desire to provide the best care, and embracing emerging technology to push forward the boundaries. But, investment in new tools must be carefully planned, the benefits investigated and the costs weighed up. The EMS Air-Flow Master piezon is certainly not the cheapest on the market but, in my opinion, is certainly the best.
I started by trialling various ultrasonics and piezo scalers on my patients, and there was one clear winner in the EMS Air-Flow Master piezon. It combines an air flow and a piezon system in one model. It looks great, saves time through its versatility and is easy to use.
It is safe to say the EMS Air-Flow Master piezon is an amazing multi-tasking product, which I feel has transformed the way in which our practice and I, as a hygienist, work. Due to the way the Air-Flow has made treatments so much easier to perform, I am confident in the increased treatments we now offer to grow patient confidence, and also the financial impact it has made on the practice.
From my point of view I have found the EMS Air-Flow Master piezon is exceptional while performing treatment covering prophylaxis, periodontics and orthodontics. Local anaesthetics are almost a thing of the past. My patients have reported a completely pain-free experience when undergoing such treatments and appear to be much more receptive to the suggestion of additional services and treatments.
Before the purchase of this unit, the practice offered a limited variety of treatment options and often patients would not want to re-book appointments as we did not appear to offer value for money. I felt the real shame was patients often opted for a hand scale over an ultrasonic treatment and many left the appointment feeling unenthusiastic about their visit. I can confidently say that with the help of this unit, it is now a thing of the past and patients actually appear to look forward to appointments.
My patients are now booking appointments prior to their holidays, weddings, dates and job interviews to have their teeth quickly and simply brightened up with the Air-Flow, to give them that award winning smile and natural confidence boost. From a cosmetic angle, I am constantly amazed at how good this is at stain removal.
I believe the EMS Air-Flow Master piezon has had a fundamental impact on the practice. It has transformed my relationship with my patients, the additional trust they now invest in me, and my outlook towards the role of a hygienist. I feel the quality of my work has been immeasurably enhanced by using this top quality equipment and I am proud to be an advocate for it.