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Ortho Tribune Middle East & Africa No. 2, 2018

Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 2/2018 ◊Page E2 ORTHO TRIBUNE E3 dental plaque, which favours its sub- sequent removal under permanent control during the intervention. Using AIR-FLOW, removal of dental plaque approaches a ratio of 100%”. More than cleaning brackets The are two other key reasons why following the Guided Biofilm Thera- py protocol is impressive for ortho- dontic patients as well as routinely in all prophylaxis procedures. The first is the long term health of the enamel and gingiva. By using AIR- FLOW technology combined with AIRFLOW PLUS powder, I know that I am providing the least damage to the patients enamel and orthodontic appliances. In A clinical comparison of the efficacy and efficiency of two professional prophylaxis procedures in orthodontic patients,6 Ramaglia et al show that “In orthodontic pa- tients, use of AIRFLOW polishing is a lot safer, efficient and effective to remove stains and dental plaque in comparison to rubber cups and pumice”. The second great thing was that I now had time to finish within the appointment time. I wasn’t feeling so under the “pump”. I used to find that I was always running late in these appointments and now I was finishing easily within the time al- located. In Effects of an air-powder polishing system on orthodontically bracketed and banded teeth,7 Barnes et al show hat “Air polishing around orthodontic brackets and bands was not only effective but time efficient. There were no detrimental effects to any composite material or cement in comparison to rubber cup and pum- ice”. Conclusion By using Guided Biofilm Therapy with AIRFLOW technology combined with appropriate home OHI instruc- Fig. 3a-c: Top to bottom: Initial situation; after disclosing; and after Guided Biofilm Therapy. tions and motivation, I am provid- ing the best treatments possible for my patients. I love Guided Biofilm Therapy; it’s changed my attitude toward treatment, my treatment results and my patients’ long term outcomes. Guided Biofilm Therapy is evidence-based dentistry; it is the new standard of care we should all be looking to reach. For information on EMS and Guided Biofilm Therapy, visit www.ems- and follow EMS Australia and New Zealand on Facebook - fa- To test drive this revolutionary protocol in your practice today, book a free in-practice Guided Biofilm Therapy demonstra- tion by emailing info@ems-ausnz. com or call 0405-095-867. References 1. Lovrov S, Hertrich K, Hirschfelder U. Enamel Demineralization during Fixed Orthodontic Treatment - In- cidence and Correlation to Various Oral-hygiene Parameters. J Orofac Orthop. 2007 Sep;68(5):353-63. 2. Ren Y, Jongsma MA, Mei L, van der Mei HC, Busscher HJ. Orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances and biofilm formation - a potential pub- lic health threat? Clin Oral Investig. 2014 Sep;18(7):1711-8. 3. Botti RH, Bossù M, Zallocco N, Ves- tri A, Polimeni A. Effectiveness of plaque indicators and air polishing for the sealing of pits and fissures. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2010 Mar;11(1):15- 8. 4. Schwarz F, Becker K, Bastendorf KD, Cardaropoli D, Chatfield C, Dunn I, Fletcher P, Einwag J, Louropoulou A, Mombelli A, Ower P, Pavlovic P, Sahrmann P, Salvi GE, Schmage P, Takeuchi Y, Van Der Weijden F, Ren- vert S. Recommendations on the clinical application of air polishing for the management of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. Quintessence Int. 2016 Apr;47(4):293- 6. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a35132. 5. Chetrus V, Ion I.R. Dental Plaque - Classification, Formation and Identi- fication. Int J Med Dent. Apr-Jun 2013, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p139-143. 5p. 6. Ramaglia L, Sbordone L, Ciaglia RN, Barone A, Martina R. A clinical com- parison of the efficacy and efficiency of two professional prophylaxis pro- cedures in orthodontic patients. Eur J Orthod. 1999 Aug;21(4):423-8. 7. Barnes CM1, Russell CM, Gerbo LR, Wells BR, Barnes DW. Effects of an air-powder polishing system on or- thodontically bracketed and banded teeth. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Or- thop. 1990 Jan;97(1):74-81. Tabitha Acret Tabitha Acret is a quali- fied dental hygienist and has been part of the den- tal industry for 20 years. She has worked as a den- tal nurse, dental recep- tionist and practice manager. She holds a BOH from Newcastle University and is currently undertaking further studies in Sleep Medicine. Tabitha is registered with the Australian Dental Board and was the previous chair for the NSW Dental Hy- gienist Association Australia Ltd and is the current NT Director for the DHAA Ltd. She is a regular at CPD events with a pas- sion for learning and making a difference in her patients’ lives. Tabitha currently works 3 days a week in private practice, was a previously a clinical educator one day a week at Sydney University for 2nd year BOH students until her recent move to the Norther Territory to help set up an implant maintenance program in private practice. Tabitha is also an educator with the Swiss Dental Academy.. Our speakers DR. SONIA PALLECK DR. MATIAS ANGHILERI DR. BILL DISCHINGER DR. SKANDER ELLOUZE DR. ANMOL KALHA DR. SERGEY POPOV DR.BADER BORGAN DR. FIRAS HAMZEH DR. KIRILL ZERNOV Featuring Six Hands-On Workshops ORMCO FORUM DUBAI SAVAA E THE DATAA E 2018 6-8 DECEMBER SAVAA E THE DATAA E 6-8 DECEMBER

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