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Researchers Detect Methods to Reduce Aerosols During Dental Cleaning

June 30, 2021
by Lisa Aubry, Loma Linda University Health


Dental researchers have found the combined use of a high-volume evacuator (HVE) with an intraoral suction device significantly reduces the amount of microbial aerosols generated during a dental cleaning procedure, according to new research.

The study, conducted by a team of professors and researchers from Loma Linda University School (LLU) of Dentistry, reported that the combination of the two devices improves patients’ and dental professionals’ safety from potentially harmful airborne microbes.

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