DentistryIQ Loves ReLeaf
"The ReLeaf hands-free dental suction is a dental innovation you should try."
Patti Maragliano, RDH, BSDH, thought she was satisfied with her traditional saliva ejector. Then she tried ReLeaf, a hands-free dental suction device that has helped her complete procedures more quickly and has been popular with her patients.
The CDC and Saliva Ejector Risks
"There is a risk involved in having patients close their lips around a saliva ejector. Backflow from low-volume saliva ejectors occurs when the pressure in the patient's mouth is less than that in the evacuator." -CDC
This backflow can include previous patients' waste material, colonized biofilm1 from the tubing, and chemicals from flushing the line.