Dr. DiTolla's Clinical Tips – SONICflex® LUX 2000 L

April 30, 2010
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SONICflex® LUX 2000 L

KaVo Dental Corporation
Lake Zurich, Ill.

If you have been to a course by Dr. Bill Strupp you are probably quite familiar with this sonic scaler from KaVo. Bill uses 3M™ ESPE™ Durelon™ (St. Paul, Minn.) to cement all his temps for a number of important reasons. The two main reasons are: 1) the temps will never fall off; and 2) because there is no leakage at the margin, the tissue always looks pristine two weeks later. That said, when you go to remove the temp it comes off easily, but all the Durelon is stuck to the tooth. If you try to clean it with a hand instrument, it will take approximately 30 minutes to clean the prep. With the SONICflex you are finished cleaning the prep in about 15 seconds. I now use the SONICflex to clean all my preps prior to cementation. And with some of the new diamond tips available for sonic scalers, I can actually refine the margins of my crown preps and make them satin smooth with the SONICflex, as well.