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The Guided Biofilm Remedy Is and Stays the Absolute Favorite

First revealed in ZMK, Jg. 39, Ausgabe 11-12, November/Dezember 2023.634-635, Spitta GmbH

Anybody who needs to remain wholesome additionally values their oral well being and often goes for skilled prophylaxis. Following remedy with Guided Biofilm Remedy (GBT), over 278,000 sufferers worldwide have been surveyed utilizing standardized questionnaires. Of those, 94 p.c favor GBT to traditional strategies and subsequently suggest it to household and associates. They have been additionally requested about their notion of ache, the time required and the usefulness of exposing.

As a result of excessive burden of illness, the World Well being Group (WHO) has recognized oral illnesses – together with caries and periodontitis – as a key well being drawback [1,2]. To get this below management, along with a wholesome life-style, the microbial plaque (biofilm) should be eliminated often and fully. Nonetheless, every day private oral hygiene removes a most of 50% of the biofilm from supragingival tooth surfaces, significantly within the interdental space [3].

As a second pillar, common and efficient skilled prophylaxis is subsequently of essential significance [4,5]. For this to achieve success, it should be patient-friendly and mirror present data and technical progress [6-11]. In response to those necessities, EMS developed the idea of Guided Biofilm Remedy (GBT) in collaboration with main consultants [12]. To be able to decide the acceptance of GBT in comparison with typical strategies, sufferers of GBT-certified practices have been surveyed utilizing standardized questionnaires.

Methodology and Outcomes

The certification protocol consists of GBT coaching for the observe staff by the Swiss Dental Academy (SDA) and the gathering of affected person suggestions. The anonymized responses (n = 278,258) have been offered to EMS by 13,082 GBT-certified practices and clinics for analysis (as at 31.10.2023).

The questionnaire used for the suggestions includes 7 questions that may be rated on a scale of Zero to five. All of them scored round 4.7 of 5.Zero doable factors, all confirmed a really excessive stage of approval for GBT. Sufferers additionally rated the suitable period of time required and the absence of ache. With a proportion of 93.93%, they clearly most well-liked GBT to the traditional technique (Fig. 1). 93.17% of respondents thought-about disclosing to be helpful. This step within the GBT protocol ensures that the biofilm has been fully eliminated – a top quality assurance for affected person and practitioner. The College of Zurich was concerned within the additional growth of the questionnaire.


In typical skilled tooth cleansing, arduous plaque is first eliminated utilizing invasive sonic, ultrasonic and guide devices [13]. Subsequent sharpening additionally ends in the lack of helpful tooth substance with out reaching a smoother floor [14]. As well as, staining is usually omitted [15]. In GBT, alternatively, the biofilm as an etiological issue is first faraway from all oral surfaces. That is achieved – after necessary disclosing – in a minimally invasive and mild method with AIR-FLOWING®.

Fig. 1: Sufferers love GBT: At 94%, the overwhelming majority clearly favor the systematic and risk-adapted protocol of Guided Biofilm Remedy protocol (consequence for score Four or 5 stars, together with Three stars = 99.3 %).

Fig. 2: Solely with AIR-FLOWING® (Laminar Movement) does the PLUS powder go away the nozzle at a relentless and controlled movement price (patented laminar AIRFLOW® know-how) [17]. AIR-FLOWING® is the mix of AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Grasp, AIRFLOW® MAX/PERIOFLOW® and PLUS powder, making biofilm administration extra predictable, safer, extra environment friendly and extra handy

Highest effectiveness and effectivity is demonstrated by the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Grasp with the AIRFLOW® MAX because of the patented Laminar know-how, PERIOFLOW® and PLUS Powder (Fig. 3) [17]. Solely within the second step is the piezoceramic ultrasonic system (PIEZON® PS NO PAIN) used to take away the remaining seen calculus.

Right now’s knowledgeable sufferers need efficient and trendy prophylaxis administration in step with the cutting-edge in science and know-how at eye stage with the dental staff. The absence of ache and the constructive “expertise” impact of light preventive remedy are additionally of nice significance for affected person loyalty throughout recall – and subsequently additionally for the financial success of a observe. GBT has additionally been proven to be superior in these features, each in main (PZR) and in secondary and tertiary prophylaxis (SPT) [6,7,9-11].


Accordingly, an up to date analysis of over 278,000 affected person questionnaires clearly confirms the excessive affected person acceptance of the GBT protocol. This was already present in an earlier analysis from April 2022 (https://gbt-dental.com/ZMK-422-PS-NEW_ENG) [18]. The passion of the prophylaxis staff for GBT might have a sure impact on the analysis by sufferers (Hawthorne impact) [19]. Nonetheless, the outcomes of the affected person survey are in excellent settlement with revealed research from observe and academia [20]. As a result of differentiated analysis query and excessive variety of contributors, a transparent choice for GBT in comparison with typical procedures can subsequently be established.

Fig. 3: Fashionable dental cleansing makes use of AIR-FLOWING®: This efficient and significantly light technique is appropriate for biofilm administration on all oral tissues in addition to on restorations, implant parts and glued orthodontic home equipment. all oral tissues in addition to on restorations, implant parts and glued orthodontic home equipment.

The GBT-certified observe – right here’s the way it works

If you wish to provide prophylaxis on the highest stage, you’ll be able to have your observe licensed in accordance with GBT.

Additional info may be discovered at https://gbt-dental.com/ZMK-11-12-patient-survey-sp or by way of the QR code

The prophylaxis staff on the GBT-certified observe Lichtblick, Zirndorf.


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