A new contra-angle engineered for practical innovation, optimal ergonomics and reliability by Bien-Air is set to debut at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting later in February.
The Nova electric handpiece is designed to overcome the challenges of a traditional handpiece, offering more vision and improved accessibility.
Some of the highlights of the new product include: a small and slim handle that enhances the dentist’s field of vision and ensure easier access in the back of the mouth; a stainless-steel construction and lightweight design for optimal ergonomics and reducing wrist fatigue, as well as to reduce wear on the handpiece and make it “4 times” more resistant to shocks, according to Bien-Air; reduced risks of cross contamination with the non-return valve and the Sealed Head protection; among others.
“At Bien-Air, we approach our design and engineering problems from a holistic perspective to balance each point of strength — we don’t want to reduce the weight if it means we increase noise, or we don’t want to reduce the head size if it means you cannot use a standard-length bur,” said Edgar Schönbächler, CEO of Bien-Air.
“The Nova is our greatest achievement in making a handpiece that is smaller, quieter, and will last longer than any previous version. We were able to substantially reduce the size of the areas that come in contact with the fingertips of the user, without increasing vibration or reducing power. This makes the Nova a truly versatile tool — the ‘Swiss army knife’ of dental handpieces.”