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Debunking Single-Patient-Use Fallacies



Debunking Single-Patient-Use Fallacies

“Damn Good Dentist” Sancerie O’Rourke-Allen, DDS, MAGD, discovers what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to single-patient-use burs.

Single-use dental products have skyrocketed in demand after COVID-19 and the amplification of infection control protocols—and yet there are still some dentists who are skeptical about the quality and effectiveness of disposable instruments like burs and polishers. Dr. Sancerie O’Rourke-Allen admits she was initially hesitant to give single-use burs a try.

“I thought that the diamonds might be of poor quality since they were only supposed to be used once,” the Baton Rouge, LA, clinician shared. It wasn't until a recent DPS product evaluation, while prepping for 8 crowns with a NeoDiamond bur from Microcopy, that she realized the quality was far better than she anticipated. “The power and smoothness of the bur remained—even by the end of the job.”

With its durable design and fast-cutting capability, NeoDiamond demystifies the misconceptions surrounding single-patient-use burs. Featuring advanced Triton bonding technology that allows bur tips to cut crisp, clear margins, NeoDiamond’s performance is comparable to costlier multiuse diamonds—but without the fear of cross-contamination between patients or hassle of cleaning the instrument after every use.

“Now, more than ever, patients are watching us at every turn. So, it’s nice to show them that I’m taking a fresh bur right out of the pack,” concluded Dr. O’Rourke-Allen.

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