Scaler Tip – Gracey, G15, Cone Socket
Gracey Cone Socket Tips from Hartzell & Son feature an increased angle at the terminal bend, as well as a thinned tip. The instruments are available in either carbon steel or stainless steel. Carbon steel instruments have the advantage of retaining much longer-lasting shapened edges than stainless steel instruments, due to the extremely hard steel, though they require more careful cleaning and sterilization. The decision to use carbon steel or stainless steel is a matter of preference for each dentist or hygenist. They are designed by the Department of Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University.