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Relyon plasma from Regensburg, a subsidiary of TDK Electronics, will present the piezobrush® PZ3 handheld plasma device for use in dental laboratories and the implaPrep concept for plasma activation of dental implants at different webinars.
Regensburg. Due to the postponement of the IDS, the world’s leading international trade fair for the dental industry, relyon plasma will be hosting webinars to present all the latest plasma innovations in the dental industry to all customers and interested parties. Webinars will be held on March 10, 2021 to showcase the “Handheld plasma device piezobrush® PZ3 in the dental laboratory” and on March 11, 2021 presenting “Plasma activation of implants with the implaPrep concept”. Both webinars are going to begin with an introduction of plasma in the dental industry – devices, applications, and modes of operation. In addition, experts from dental laboratories and implantology will present real-life application examples during the webinar. The webinars are going to close with the presentation of different research projects and an outlook on future opportunities of plasma in the dental industry. Participation in the webinars is free of charge.
Handheld plasma device piezobrush® PZ3 in the dental
The plasma handheld device piezobrush® PZ3 is widely used in dental laboratories. Cold atmospheric pressure plasma with a temperature of less than 50°C is used for surface pre-treatment of dental prosthesis. Plasma activation increases the surface energy and thus the wettability of the denture. This is particularly important when, for example, high-performance materials such as PEEK are bonded with composite or if PMMA or ceramics parts are coated. In addition to activating the surface, the finest organic impurities, which are invisible to the human eye, are simultaneously removed from the dental prosthesis.
“Plasma technology has been in daily use in our laboratory for over 6 years. Plasma technology is unbeatable and efficient. For example, a treatment of just 30 seconds in the pre-treatment of dental restorations before coating or bonding is enough to significantly improve the quality or to ensure the pore-deep final cleaning of all prosthetic work that leaves our laboratory”. Norbert Wichnalek summarizes the use of the piezobrush® PZ3 in his laboratory.
Plasma activation of implants with the implaPrep concept
The functionalization of medical and dental implants serves to optimize the wetting behavior. Materials used in medical technology, such as zirconia ceramics or titanium and stainless steel, but also PEEK, Teflon, silicone and highly filled polymers, can be effectively optimized in their wetting behavior by plasma pre-treatment. This property is the basis for biocompatibility and acceptance by the surrounding living tissue. By increasing the surface energy the initial attachment of osteoblasts is improved, which subsequently leads to increased new bone formation after implantation. Thus, surface activation with plasma can improve bone regeneration, leading to increased and accelerated osseointegration. This is particularly important in complex cases, immediate loading, or compromised patients.
Activation of the implant surfaces with implaPrep is a supportive procedure that is used by an implant dentist, oral surgeon, or oral and maxillofacial surgeon prior to the insertion of the implants into the jawbone. The material and surface structure specified by the manufacturer is not changed by this process.
Surface activation is achieved by an atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge on the implant, which removes microscopic carbon-based adsorbates from the surface, increasing surface energy and improving implant wettability. This enhances the interactions of proteins and cells with the implant surface at a molecular level.
The relyon plasma team is looking forward to welcoming you to the webinars and to attending the IDS at the new date from 22 to 25 September in Cologne.
March 10, 2021 10.00 – 11.30 a.m.
Handheld plasma device piezobrush® PZ3 in the dental laboratory (German)
March 10, 2021 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
Handheld plasma device piezobrush® PZ3 in the dental laboratory (English)
March 11, 2021 10.00 – 11.30 a.m.
Plasma activation of implants (German)
March 11, 2021 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
Plasma activation of implants (English)