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DENTIS presents novel implant UV activator at IDS

By Dental Tribune International
September 24, 2021

COLOGNE, Germany: Owing to its high long-term clinical stability, the sandblasted, large-grit, acid-etched surface treatment has become the most used implant surface treatment to enhance osseointegration through greater bone–implant contact, but over time, the implant surface becomes more hydrophobic. A novel device by South Korean company DENTIS both solves this problem and promotes a sterile implant surface.

When the implant surface is irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, organic substances such as hydrocarbons are removed and the surface becomes extremely hydrophilic. A more successful clinical prognosis is expected, as it facilitates faster and greater osseointegration by increasing the blood absorption rate. As a result of such research outcomes, the demand for implants treated with UV is increasing. To meet this demand, DENTIS has developed a new implant UV irradiator called SQUVA.

Irradiating the implant surface with SQUVA, which uses UV light with a wavelength of 172 nm, for 10 seconds both activates the surface, rendering it hydrophilic, and removes organic matter or impurities, promoting a sterile implant surface. To reduce the risk of cross-contamination, SQUVA is operated with a motion sensor and voice guidance, but it also has a 5 in. LCD touch panel that is intuitive to use. In addition, it is equipped with a special filter and an ozone sensor to minimise microscopic amounts of ozone that may be generated during the UV irradiation process, protecting the user.

The device is configured as an open system to allow use with existing implant systems, whether bone- or tissue-level implants. It can easily be applied chairside without changing the implant system or complicating the application.

The product is the result of joint research between the Research Implant Center and the LED Optical Research Institute in South Korea. More information can be found at www.dentis.co.kr/eng.

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