The selection of abrasive material and parameters of the Air-Abrasion device for a particular application is a crucial detail. However, there are no standard recommendations or manuals for choosing these details; the operator must depend on his experience and knowledge of the procedure to select the best possible material and set of parameters. This short review attempts to identify some of the effects that the selection of material and parameters could have on the performance of the Air-Abrasion procedure for a particular application. The material and parameter data are collected from various studies and categorized according to the most popular materials in use right now. These studies are then analyzed to arrive at some inferences on the performance of AirAbrasion materials and parameters. This review arrives at a few conclusions on the effectiveness of a material and parameter set, and that there is potential for developments in the area of standardizing parameter selection; also, there is scope for further studies on Bio-Active Glass as an alternative to the materials currently used in Air-Abrasion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-110
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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