Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Is Healozone being pulled from the market?

A few years ago, the Healozone product was released by Kavo as a way to arrest and remineralize caries. The device was sold in several countries and submitted to the FDA here in the states. For several years the FDA evaluation was said to be "ongoing" with approval sometime "in the future".

The idea of being able to seal around the tooth with a handpiece and then be able to apply pressurized ozone into areas of decay to kill the bacteria seemed promising... at the time.

One of the things I heard at the Chicago Midwinter meeting this past weekend is that Kavo is now pulling the Healozone device from the market worldwide. This rumor came from 2 reliable sources, however they are outside the company. I'll be contacting Kavo shortly to see if I can verify.

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