Peri-implantitis is one of the biggest unsolved problems in dental implantology and its prevalence is expected to increase over time as implant treatment becomes more widespread.1 Implant cleaning is a difficult but essential step in treating peri-implantitis, and the recently launched GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System offers a new solution that is compatible with most implants on the market.
The GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System has a unique mode of action that breaks away the biofilm with hydrogen bubbles, leaving the implant completely clean and prepared for additional therapy such as bone regeneration.2,3
An easy-to-use system, the process takes two minutes per implant and cleans hard-to-reach areas including threads, undercuts and microstructures.3 While cleaning methods such as mechanical or instrumental debridement can destroy the implant surface while still leaving bacteria behind, the GalvoSurge system lifts the biofilm matrix from the surface with hydrogen bubbles. This is achieved by spraying an electrolyte solution around the implant and activating an extra-low voltage, creating an electrolysis. This cleaning method does not harm healthy soft and hard tissue.
The first randomised controlled clinical trial has shown excellent results.2 All implant sites treated with the GalvoSurge system were free from inflammation and full or significant bone fill was achieved in all implants depending on the bone defect. Cleaning with GalvoSurge attained an implant surface where complete re-osseointegration is possible.2 In an in vitro study, the GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System removed oral biofilm and bacteria significantly better than other methods of cleaning dental implants currently available on the market.3
Invented and manufactured by the Swiss company GalvoSurge Dental AG, this dental implant cleaning system is distributed exclusively by Nobel Biocare.
The Swiss Medtech Association has announced that GalvoSurge Dental is a top-three finalist out of fifty candidates for the Swiss Medtech Award 2021, which "recognizes outstanding achievements in the Swiss medical technology industry". The winner will be declared on September 8th, 2021.
Co-inventor and co-founder of GalvoSurge Dental AG, Dr Urs Brodbeck, said "As an implant specialist, I have seen firsthand the need to re-think the ways that implant surfaces can be cleaned. With several years' research and development, we created a cleaning system that's proven to completely remove the biofilm using a mode of action that outperforms conventional methods. We are delighted in partnering with Nobel Biocare to make the GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System available to as many practices as possible".
A non-exhaustive list of implants that can be cleaned with the GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System GS100 and more information is available at www.nobelbiocare.com/galvosurge.
- Sanz M, Noguerol B, Sanz-Sanchez I, et al. European Association for Osseointegration Delphi study on the trends in Implant Dentistry in Europe for the year 2030. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 30(5), 476-486.
- Schlee M, Rathe F, Brodbeck U, et al. Treatment of Peri-implantitis-Electrolytic Cleaning Versus Mechanical and Electrolytic Cleaning-A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial-Six-Month Results. J Clin Med 2019;8(11):1909.
- Ratka C, Weigl P, Henrich D, et al. The Effect of In Vitro Electrolytic Cleaning on Biofilm-Contaminated Implant Surfaces. J Clin Med 2019;8(9):1397.