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Oral Health Topics

Cardiac Implanted Devices and Electronic Dental Instruments

Key Points

  • A number of studies have shown some electronic dental devices may cause interference with implanted cardiac devices.
  • Newer cardiac devices are better shielded and may be less susceptible to interference.
  • Piezoelectric dental scalers may be safer than magnetostrictive models.
  • Electrosurgery devices have the highest potential of electromagnetic interference.
  • Proper use and distance are two important factors affecting risk of interference.
  • Introduction
  • Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs)
  • Electronic Dental Devices and Electromagnetic Interference
  • Dental Care Implications
  • References
  • ADA Resources
  • Other Resources
Topic last updated: February 11, 2019

Prepared by:

Department of Scientific Information, Evidence Synthesis & Translation Research, ADA Science & Research Institute, LLC.

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