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Struggling with peri-implantitis? Nobel Biocare launches a new dental implant cleaning system: GalvoSurge®

Nobel Biocare has launched the GalvoSurge® Dental Implant Cleaning System, a new technology that completely removes biofilm from bacteria-infected titanium implants.

– GalvoSurge® Dental Implant Cleaning System completely removes biofilm from hard-to-reach areas on any bacteria-infected titanium implant surface.

– It is compatible with most implants on the market* and distributed exclusively by Nobel Biocare.

– Manufacturer, GalvoSurge Dental AG, nominated among the top-three finalists for the Swiss Medtech 2021 awards. 

Peri-implantitis is one of the biggest unsolved problems in dental implantology, and its prevalence is expected to increase over time as implant treatment becomes more widespread.1 Implant cleaning is a difficult but essential step in treating peri-implantitis, and the recently launched GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System offers a new solution that is compatible with most implants on the market.

The GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System has a unique mode of action that breaks away the biofilm with hydrogen bubbles, leaving the implant completely clean and prepared for additional therapy such as bone regeneration.2,3

An easy-to-use system, the process takes two minutes per implant and cleans hard-to-reach areas including threads, undercuts and microstructures.3 While cleaning methods such as mechanical or instrumental debridement can destroy the implant surface while still leaving bacteria behind, the GalvoSurge system lifts the biofilm matrix from the surface with hydrogen bubbles. This is achieved by spraying an electrolyte solution around the implant and activating an extra-low voltage creating an electrolysis. This cleaning method does not harm healthy soft and hard tissue.

The first randomized controlled clinical trial has shown excellent results.2,4 At 6 months all implant sites treated with the GalvoSurge system were free from inflammation, and full or significant bone fill was achieved in all implants depending on the bone defect. Cleaning with GalvoSurge attained an implant surface where complete re-osseointegration is possible.2 The 18-month results of the randomized controlled clinical trial confirmed that the electrolytic cleaning of contaminated implants decontaminates the implant surface, which allows the re-integration of the implant in the surrounding tissues. Significant radiologic gains in bone and reductions in probing pocket depth, bleeding on probing, and suppuration were proven and remained stable over an 18-month period.4 In an in vitro study, the GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System removed oral biofilm and bacteria significantly better than other methods of cleaning dental implants currently available on the market.3

Invented and manufactured by the Swiss company GalvoSurge Dental AG, this dental implant cleaning system is distributed exclusively by Nobel Biocare.
The Swiss Medtech Association nominated GalvoSurge Dental among the three finalists out of fifty candidates for the Swiss Medtech Award 2021, which “recognizes outstanding achievements in the Swiss medical technology industry." 

Co-inventor and co-founder of GalvoSurge Dental AG, Dr. Urs Brodbeck, said “As an implant specialist, I have seen firsthand the need to re-think the ways that implant surfaces can be cleaned. With several years’ research and development, we created a cleaning system that’s proven to completely remove the biofilm using a mode of action that outperforms conventional methods."

“We are delighted in partnering with Nobel Biocare to make the GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System available to as many practices as possible.”

GalvoSurge is CE marked and available in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.   

More information on GalvoSurge is available at nobelbiocare.com/galvosurge.

*A non-exhaustive list of implants that can be cleaned with the GalvoSurge® Dental Implant Cleaning System GS100 available at www.nobelbiocare.com/galvosurge.

1.    Sanz M, Noguerol B, Sanz‐Sanchez I, et al. European Association for Osseointegration Delphi study on the trends in Implant Dentistry in Europe for the year 2030. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 30(5), 476– 486. Read on Wiley Online Library 
2.    Schlee M, Rathe F, Brodbeck U, et al. Treatment of Peri-implantitis-Electrolytic Cleaning Versus Mechanical and Electrolytic Cleaning-A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial-Six-Month Results. J Clin Med 2019;8(11):1909. Read on PubMed
3.    Ratka C, Weigl P, Henrich D, et al. The Effect of In Vitro Electrolytic Cleaning on Biofilm-Contaminated Implant Surfaces. J Clin Med 2019;8(9):1397. Read on PubMed
4.    Schlee M, Wang H-L., Stumpf T. et al. Treatment of Periimplantitis with Electrolytic Cleaning versus Mechanical and Electrolytic Cleaning: 18-Month Results from a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 3475. Read on PubMed
 

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The company’s portfolio offers solutions from single tooth to fully edentulous indications with dental implant systems (including key brands NobelActive® and NobelParallel™and ceramic implant NobelPearl™*) a comprehensive range of high-precision individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems (NobelProcera®), digital solutions for treatment planning and guided surgery (NobelClinician® and DTX Studio™ suite) as well as biomaterials. Nobel Biocare supports its customers through all phases of professional development, offering world-class training and education along with practice support and patient information materials. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Production takes place at four sites located in the United States, Sweden and Japan. Products and services are available in over 80 countries through subsidiaries and distributors.

*Distributed by Nobel Biocare. Manufactured by Dentalpoint AG.

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