The story behind this one-of-a-kind patent- pending Air-Free handpiece is very interesting. It actually originated from the needs of practicing orthodontists. As an exhibitor of many orthodontic conferences over the years, Medidenta had consistent inquiries about surgical handpieces. Medidenta soon found out that doctors were looking for a handpiece that did not blow air on the working site, which is a source of sensitivity. This sensitivity in traditional handpieces is especially true in orthodontics where the teeth are not anesthetized, have enlarged PDLs, and are more cold-air reactive with sensitivity caused by recent orthodontic tooth movement. Although I have used 45-degree angled surgical handpieces to reduce the cold air being expelled on the teeth, I found them very cumbersome. This was a great opportunity for someone to develop a better solution for my orthodontic needs. Finally, Medidenta came through and created a 90-degree handpiece that did NOT expel air from the head of the handpiece. Instead, the air is directed out of the rear of the handpiece away from the patient. Thus, the Air-Free 90 degree has quickly become the hottest item ever sold by Medidenta. While the main benefit is almost no sensitivity to the patient, another benefit is less adhesive flash powder being blown all over and around the patient because it can be suctioned away much more easily. It’s also important to note that the handpiece is built rock solid and generates an ultra-smooth high-speed polishing action. As a result, vibrations on the tooth surface are eliminated, making for a more comfortable experience when compared to generic handpieces. Significant timesaving has been seen during my braces removal appointments because of fewer pauses due to sensitivity issues. This 20-watt titanium-coated handpiece has benefits not only in orthodontics, but can also be applied for uses in pediatrics, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and general dentistry.
DMD | Draper UT
I bought three of the Medidenta Air Free handpieces for the occasional patient who takes an hour and a few carpules of lidocaine to remove their braces. Initially when I purchased the handpieces my staff and I were concerned at the heat we thought was being generated by the handpiece. Medidenta reached out to me after hearing about my concerns. Sent me the correct burs which I like better and heat problem is resolved. Thanks to Medidenta for the great customer service and great handpiece. My patients and I are grateful!
Oleg E Eisenstein
DMD, CAGS | Woodstock GA
I am extremely impressed by the performance of the AirFree90 Handpieces. They are very light and comfortable, deliver amazing torque, and with no air hitting the tooth, are sensitivity free to the patients. My patients are a lot more comfortable and that makes my day.
Dr. Donna Ebert
DDS, MDS | Fort Collins CO
I absolutely LOVE the Air Free Handpieces!!! We used to blow warm air when using a regular handpiece to make the procedure more comfortable. With the Air Free Handpieces, my patients are SO much more comfortable. Also, it is the smoothest handpiece I've ever used. Removing glue is like cutting through butter.