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Curettes 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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LM-ErgoMax Graceys are convenient and ergonomic when operating with hand instruments. "I really liked the mini graceys. They are great...
XP Technology from American Eagle is a patented surface engineering process that dramatically enhances edge retention. With XP...
Henry Schein’s MaxiGrip Stainless Steel scalers feature an ergonomic (9.5mm diameter) design for superb handling and tactile sensitivity....
Paradise Dental Technology’s H5-L5 is an anterior scaler with a twist: one end is a typical sickle for deposit removal and interproximal...
American Eagle Instruments’ innovative Golden Eagle Kit consists of the Eagle Claw and the Eagle Talon. The Eagle Claw is designed with a...
The patented XP Technology creates an instrument edge that requires no sharpening during its lifetime. According to American Eagle...
Nordent Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Posterior Scalette N135, which combines a long shank and a...
Henry Schein Maxigrip Resin Gracey Curettes are double ended, lightweight (13 g), and have a large, 9.5-mm diameter ergonomic resin...
Henry Schein’s line of curettes and scalers features improved finger knurlings for enhanced tactile grip, which reduces hand fatigue....
Relyant scalers and curettes come with free unlimited Nordent Professional Sharpening services; instruments can be sent in for prompt...
Available at no extra cost on all of Premier’s scalers and curettes, SmartSharp Technology provides exceptionally sharp initial edges...
Gracey Curettes from Nordent measure 1.1mm in diameter, 0.9 mm wide and 4 mm long. The Gracey Curette construction conforms to tooth anatomy

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