Thursday, February 10, 2022

Bien-Air’s Nova Delivers New Standard in Electric Handpieces More Vision, Better Accessibility Top Enhanced Feature Set


For the past 2-3 months I've been evaluating the new Bien Air Nova electric handpiece.  I've used Bien Air in my own clinic for years and have always been happy with them.  They are durable,  powerful, and make doing dentistry easier.  One of the things about electric hand pieces that make them so much superior to air driven, is their power.  However, that sometimes comes as a tradeoff with the size of the handpiece head.

Bien Air has solved that problem with the new Nova.  The head is appreciably smaller and it is much easier to see around.  However, greater visibility is just ONE of the new features that make the Nova very special to me.  Here is the lowdown from the company...

Bien-Air Dental is excited to launch Nova, a new contra-angle engineered for practical innovation, optimal ergonomics and extreme reliability, at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

"Without agility, strength and power become ineffective. At Bien-Air, we approach our design and engineering problems from a holistic perspective to balance each point of strength—we don't want to reduce the weight if it means we increase noise, or we don't want to reduce the head size if it means you cannot use a standard length bur,” said Edgar Schönbächler, CEO of Bien-Air. “The Nova is our greatest achievement in making a handpiece that is smaller, quieter, and will last longer than any previous version. We were able to substantially reduce the size of the areas that come in contact with the fingertips of the user, without increasing vibration or reducing power. This makes the Nova a truly versatile tool—the, 'Swiss army knife' of dental handpieces." 

Nova is designed to overcome the challenges of a traditional handpiece. Highlights include:

Small Head Packed with Power. The Nova’s small head and slim handle enhance the dentist’s field of vision and guarantee easier access in the abc of the mouth. It is the smallest head to also feature the Accu-Spray Quattro Mix system, focusing four asymmetrical air/water sprays on the end of the bur with laser precision to ensure optimal irrigation in the working area. Connected to one of Bien-Air’s LED motors, a multi-strand optical glass conductor simulates daylight conditions with reduced reflection for exceptional visibility in the working area.

Unparalleled Ergonomics. In addition to being optimized for balance, the Nova’s stainless steel construction makes it the lightest handpiece in the Bien-Air portfolio. Its lightweight design improves the ergonomics and reduces wrist fatigue during day-to-day work. In addition, the perfectly optimized gears, and monobloc handle reduce both vibrations and the sound level for improved user comfort.

Improved Reliability. The use of stainless steel significantly reduces wear on the handpiece and makes it 4 times more resistant to shocks. The chuck system features a new PVD coating that makes the opening/closing system more reliable and extends the service life by 30 % compared to a conventional handpiece. It also reduces the risk of jamming, allowing you to perform procedures without any interruptions. The Cylcro gears are designed to reduce friction and protect against wear. Thanks to the new design, the Nova offers double the service life of the previous generation.

Enhanced Safety for Dentist and Patient. Risks of cross contamination are reduced thanks to the non-return valve and the Sealed Head protection. The non-return valve considerably reduces the flow of fluids from the oral cavity back into the dental unit’s hoses. Alongside this, the protective Sealed Head mechanism reduces the aspiration of fluids into the instrument head. Additionally, the patented Cool Touch+ heat-arresting technology integrated in the ceramic push-button prevents the build-up of heat to reduce the risk of burns to patients.

"Without compromising performance, our goal was to push the limits, to deliver the size and weight reduction demanded by the long hours kept by dental professionals," said Marco Gallina, VP of Innovation and Marketing for Bien-Air. "This is why we pushed ourselves to provide the smallest front bearing with four-port water spray, that will not overheat the working surface of the patient."

For more information about Nova or to schedule a demo, go to

About Bien-Air Dental

Bien-Air develops dental instruments of the highest quality, recognized for Swiss-made precision that brings out the clinical best in dental practitioners. Founded by Swiss watchmaker Samuel Mosimann in 1959, the Bien-Air opened its US branch 20 later, delivering quality in product, service and support to dentists throughout North America. Find out more at

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