FDA Public Health Notification: Patient Burns from Electric Dental Handpieces
MedSun: Newsletter #21, February 2008

This is to inform you about serious patient injuries, including third degree burns, associated with the use of poorly maintained electric dental handpieces, and to recommend specific actions to prevent or minimize the problem. While this notification is directed to dental health professionals, the following information may be useful to all users of electric handpieces.

Additional Information:

FDA Public Health Notification: Patient Burns from Electric Dental Handpieces
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/ucm062018.htm


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