A Harrick Plasma cleaner was recently highlighted at the 49th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists (Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2019) in Miami, FL by researchers from the U.S. Army Advanced Education in Prosthodontics. The poster, titled “Effect of various cleaning methods on resin bond strength of saliva-contaminated ceramic surfaces,” was presented by first author Jenny J Oh.
In the presentation, the researchers discussed the impact of plasma cleaning on dental ceramic surfaces. Their Harrick Plasma cleaner was successfully used to remove contamination from the dental ceramic surface. In addition, plasma cleaning was shown to improve the bond strength between the ceramic and the epoxy resin. Their work highlights a growing application of plasma cleaning in the field of dental ceramics.
Note that Harrick Plasma equipment is to be used for research purposes only.