Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Buffalo Dental Manufacturing’s Trap-Eze Plaster Plus™ Can Help Reduce Dentistry’s Contribution to Microplastic Pollution


If we all do a little, together we can do a lot!  Check out the following info from Buffalo on how to decrease dentistry's microplastic polllution.

Buffalo Dental Manufacturing (BDM), a leading dental company with the industry’s widest range of handpieces, lab products, lab equipment and vacuum forming materials and accessories, recently launched Trap-Eze Plaster Plus™ a specially designed, disposable sink trap that can effectively capture plaster, wax, floating materials, polishing compounds, abrasives, pumice,  steel wool and the latest environmental concern - microplastics.

According to the National Geographic web site, “Microplastics have been detected in marine organisms from plankton to whales, in commercial seafood, and even in drinking water. Alarmingly, standard water treatment facilities cannot remove all traces of microplastics. To further complicate matters, microplastics in the ocean can bind with other harmful chemicals before being ingested by marine organisms.”

Dental practices commonly release microplastics into municipal wastewater from dental procedures such as removing and adjusting restorations or by milling and grinding crowns, inlays and onlays. The amount of microplastics generated per procedure is small, but it occurs frequently.

Although it is not known exactly what percentage of global microplastic pollution originates from dental offices and dental labs, it’s possible to reduce that percentage with the Trap-Eze™

PlasterPlus trap.  Recently added to BDG’s  widely popular line of plaster traps, the new, patent-pending product not only captures microplastic particles, but also wax, floating materials, polishing compounds, abrasives, pumice, and steel wool that can cause drain clogs. 

The Trap-Eze™ PlasterPlus is made in the USA and includes the following features:

Designed to slow water discharge flow rate and allow sediment to settle out of wastewater.

Fast and easy trap replacement and installation.

Disposable - No permanent traps to clean or messy liners to replace.

For use in dental offices, clinics, and labs.

For more information, or to order the Trap-Eze™ PlasterPlus, visit, call 800-828-0203, or send an email to Distributor inquiries welcome.

 About Buffalo Dental Manufacturing:  

Headquartered in Syosset, NY, Buffalo Dental Manufacturing (BDC) supplies the dental profession with the  widest range of handpieces, lab products, lab equipment and vacuum forming materials and accessories. Dental offices and lab facilities worldwide choose BDC to protect their staff and patients alike. While Buffalo is proud to serve the global healthcare community, a majority of its products are manufactured in the United States, bringing you quality and value that are close to home.

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