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How to Reboot your AIRFLOW®

10 Easy Steps

Prior to restarting your AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master or AIFLOW® One please read the official IFU document from EMS and follow the below steps.

AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master

STEP 1

Disconnect your air line from your AIRFLOW Device

Disconnect the air line quick connector from your compressor

Quick Connector

Example Quick Connector

STEP 2

Run your compressor to check whether there is excess moisture in the air line

Use a Triplex Syringe on a mirror to see if there is any excess moisture coming from the air line

STEP 3

Re-connect your air line to your AIRFLOW Device and turn on your Device

To check that there is no excess moisture coming through your Device use the Tissue Moisture Test.

Tissue Moisture Test:

  • Hold a tissue over where the powder chamber sits.
  • Hold the tissue with two fingers on either side and engage the powder chamber button several times.
  • If you can see any moisture on the tissue, you have moisture in
    and your air line and your Device cannot be used.
  • Please contact your technician to service your compressor.

STEP 4

Rinse with water to remove the Night Cleaner solution that you placed prior to shut down in the Device

The Night Cleaner is safe to leave in the lines for up to 3 months.

Start the rinsing process according to the official IFU document from EMS.

If you have time to plan ahead, run the Night Cleaner Process (as per the official IFU document from EMS) the day before seeing patients followed by the adjacent Night Cleaner rinsing steps.

Rinse the Night Cleaner about 4 – 5 times to ensure the water is flowing well through the lines and no more blue residue of Night Cleaner is flushing out of the cords.

Removing Night Cleaner Solution

STEP 5

Rinse and dry your water bottles so they are ready for patient use

EMS recommends a weekly use of a bottle cleaning agent (e.g. BC-San 100 from Alpro Medical GMBH)

STEP 6

Discard any old powder left over in your chambers and replace with fresh powder

Before you replace the powder, blow the chambers out with dry air using a compressed air line.

Remember: the PLUS powder chamber is designed for the PLUS powder. It can be used for supra and subgingival treatments. The CLASSIC powder chamber is designed for the CLASSIC powder and can only be used for supragingival treatments.

PLUS Powder Chamber
CLASSIC Powder Chamber

STEP 7

Check your air and water filters

Check both air and water filters for cleanliness. Filter colour has to be white without significant visible impurities. If not, replace the filter. If the water filter needs to be changed more than 3 times a year, please check the quality of your water line.

air and water filter

STEP 8

Re-bag and re-autoclave your AIRFLOW and PIEZON Handpieces

EMS recommends the use of cleaning, disinfection, packaging for sterilization and sterilization procedures accordingly with ISO 17664

STEP 9

Give your device a full wipe down with a neutral detergent prior to seeing patients

Do not forget to dry the PIEZON scaler and AIRFLOW cord connections with a tissue to keep the connections dry. Ask your GBT Specialist for recommendations on neutral detergents as some detergents such as ViraClean can damage your Device, voiding warranty.

STEP 10

You’re ready to use your AIRFLOW Device safely, smartly and successfully!

Remember to always follow your State and Territory’s ADA Infection Control Guidelines.