This top of the range Piezo Unit has a Handpiece which is detachable for cleaning and autoclaving. Separate Handpieces may be set up with different Tips. The controls are simple with an LED power readout. Supplied with 5 different replaceable, Scaling Tips. This Unit is supplied with its own integrated pressurised water supply system. Alternatively the USD-L may be plumbed into your dental unit. Automatic frequency tracking.
Ultrasonic scalers work by delivering high frequency vibrations to a metal tip. The vibration may be generated by a variety of mechanisms:
• Sonic. Slow and inefficient, often reaching less than 10,000Hz
• Magneto restrictive (cavitron type). The tip is vibrated by multiple layered metal strips and a magnetic field. Typically their type generates a lot of heat which requires a lot of cooling water. 35-38000Hz.
• Piezo. The movement at the tip is generated by applying a current across a crystal. Typically uses less water.
• Ferrite Rod. The tip movement is generated by an electrical field around a ferrite rod. This system is capable of producing higher frequencies up to 42,000Hz.
Veterinary Instrumentation stock Piezo and Ferrite Rod Types (iM3 42-12). We think these are most appropriate for veterinary use.
Please note that all Ultrasonic Scalers should be used with care as inappropriate use will result in damage to enamel.All scaler inserts should be autoclaved after every patient, to avoid efficiently passing periodontal pathogens and retroviruses on to new patients.