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Medical Term:

airbrasive technique


a method of grinding teeth, cutting tooth structure, or roughening the natural tooth surface or the surface of a restoration, by means of a device utilizing a gas-impelled jet of fine Al2O3 particles, which, after striking the tooth, are removed by an aspirator.

See Also: microetching technique

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