I am in my first trimester of pregnancy, and was wondering what your thought were on using the cavitron on patients. I never use the cav on my pregnant patients, but I feel like I’m not treating the patients that need the cav properly if I don’t use it. will it harm my baby if I use the cavitron on my patients?
There is not any contraindications for using ultrasonic on pregnant patients or while you yourself is pregnant. You can even use it on hepatitis B, C, HIV, Shielded Pacemakers…….the list goes on and on…. Universal Precautions…..check the CDC.
A practicing RDH for 46 years, I use a Parkel ultrasonic scaler in my office…….I occasionally check in with Parkel tech service to see if guidelines change however they have not over the years..The company recommendation is that an ultrasonic scaler can be used on pregnant women. They also advise to not drape the cord over the belly but keep it high up on the body
Parkell corp. cautions consult a physician.Here is the link.It may not be in textbooks but it is in manufacturers guidelines.It is important to read these for all products and equipment that cant be contained in all textbooks.https://parkell.com/Media/Display.aspx?pdf=376&pdfchoice=1