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I have it—you want it! Nova Micro Series Electric Handpiece

June 27, 2022
Dr. Howard Glazer reviews a promising new product or material to hit the dental industry. In this installment, learn more about the Nova electric handpiece from Bien-Air.

Bien-Air always gets high marks for their innovative, ergonomic, advanced design in both air-driven and electric handpieces. So, it is no surprise that their latest electric handpiece, Nova, easily lives up to their established standards.

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Bien Air’s Nova Micro Series has the smallest head (which provides better access in small mouths and posterior treatment), with a four-port water spray. The Nova also has a slim handle and is lightweight, making it ideal for smaller hands, yet equally comfortable for those of us with larger hands. As with many Bien-Air handpieces, it has a low noise level, and low vibration frequency to facilitate long-term usage with less hand fatigue. This all adds up to a handpiece that is designed to make our procedures more effortless while maintaining a high level of precision. The new stainless-steel housing makes it four times more durable than any other handpiece in their line. Bien-Air was the first to use physical vapor disposition (PVD) on the chuck of their handpieces to extend life by 30%. Furthermore, Cylcro gears were introduced for the first time in any dental handpiece to double the service life of the gears. To make sure that there is no heat buildup in the handpiece head, it is equipped with a cool-touch ceramic push-button, which is especially important if it contacts soft tissue. Perhaps even more important is its sterilizable antiretraction valve, which is sealed and prevents the risk of cross contamination—so necessary in this age of concern about viral transmission. If you have been on the fence about converting to electric handpieces, this should be sufficient motivation to make the leap for yourself and your patients.

Editor's note: This article appeared in the June 2022 print edition of Dental Economics magazine. Dentists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.

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