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Brazil embraces copper for dental hygiene

Antimicrobial Copper installed at AG Ondontologia Moderna dental practice

Following promotion from Sao Paulo's Association of Dental Surgeons of a pioneering Brazilian dental facility using antimicrobial copper surfaces to enhance infection prevention, a second facility in the region has followed suit.

AG Ondontologia Moderna, based in Sao Paulo, has equipped its treatment room with antimicrobial copper handles on all drawers and cabinets. It joins the orthodontic office of Dr Cristina Nobayashi, which also upgraded dental light handles to antimicrobial copper.

'I was interested in antimicrobial copper, and decided to apply the measure to handles throughout my office,' explains dental surgeon Guilherme Barrella. 'I like the fact that there is no longer a need to cover these with plastic wrap after each consultation. The presence of bacteria is infinitely lower on this new material.'

The handles were supplied by Brazilian manufacturer Imab, which offers a range of door furniture and cabinet handles in an antimicrobial copper alloy.

To view the full range of antimicrobial copper products available from companies around the world, visit the Antimicrobial Copper Product Directory.