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Curettes(485)
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Adec
American Eagle Instruments Inc
Aseptico, Inc.
Benco Dental
Denmat Holdings, Llc
DentalEZ
Hartzell & Son
Hu Friedy
Karl Schumacher
Kerrhawe S.A.
Medidenta
MTI Dental Products
Nordent Manufacturing Inc.
Pac-Dent International, Inc.
Paradise Dental Technologies PDT
Patterson Dental
PREMIER DENTAL PRODUCTS CO.
Vector R & D Inc.
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Scalers CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Made with rounded tips to minimize gingival trauma, curettes are the go-to instruments for subgingival calculus removal and root surface debridement. Universal curettes require only an anterior and posterior instrument for use on both mesial and distal surfaces, and have blades with two cutting edges. Site-specific (mesial or distal) Gracey curettes have a lower cutting edge and an upper non-cutting edge.

The sharp tips of scalers enable access to supragingival calculus and tartar in tight embrasure spaces. Hand-held scalers rely upon tactile identification of build-up, while power-driven instruments use a vibrating metal tip to chip calculus/tartar.

Power-driven scalers are categorized as follows:

  • Sonic scalers operate at 3,000 to 8,000 cycles/second via compressed air, with a rotor balanced between o’rings used to produce vibration.
  • Magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers operate at 18,000 to 45,000 cycles/second, with power generated by an electrical current passed over a stack of metal strips or a metal rod attached to the tip. Tip movement can be linear or elliptical, and all surfaces are active while in use.
  • Piezoelectric units operate at 25,000 to 50,000 cycles/second via electricity passing over crystals in the handpiece.  Tip movement is typically linear, allowing two tip sides to be active.
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The Anterior Scalette N137M by Nordent combines their most popular sickle scaler with a universal (double edged) anterior curette. This...
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The Nevi series of posterior sickle scalers provides solutions for the toughest posterior scaling needs. The original Nevi 2, with its...
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Hu-Friedy announces the addition of the 25K Swivel XT Ultrasonic Insert Line, a thinner, stronger insert that can reach and remove...
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Enhanced visibility and ergonomic flexibility are the hallmarks of this ultrasonic insert. DenMat describes Insight as the only...
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The Nordent ALSR features a unique tip combination that makes it easy to remove stain from both upper and lower anterior linguals. The...
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Unlike superficial coatings, Nevi 4 scalers with EverEdge Technology can be sharpened repeatedly to provide the ultimate in instrument...
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XP Double End EagleLite Sickle Scalers are thin, balanced, contra angled curette instruments with patented XP technology. Hand-finished,...
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XP Double End EagleLite Sickle Scalers are thin, balanced, contra angled curette instruments with patented XP technology. Hand-finished,...
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XP Double End EagleLite Sickle Scalers are thin, balanced, contra angled curette instruments with patented XP technology. Hand-finished,...
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XP Double End EagleLite Sickle Scalers are thin, balanced, contra angled curette instruments with patented XP technology. Hand-finished,...
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XP Double End EagleLite Sickle Scalers are thin, balanced, contra angled curette instruments with patented XP technology. Hand-finished,...
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XP Double End EagleLite Sickle Scalers are thin, balanced, contra angled curette instruments with patented XP technology. Hand-finished,...

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