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Curettes & Scalers

What makes PDT Curettes & Scalers better?

  • Color Coded Anatomically

  • Large

  • Lightweight

  • Tactile Sensitive

  • Harder�Hold an edge 2 to 4 times longer

  • Last longer

  • Tough�through our unique cryogenic processes�less breakage

  • Tips are balanced to axis of handle

  • USA Stainless Steel

  • Unconditionally Guaranteed!

  • Significant cost savings in original price

  • Significant cost savings with time savings (less resharpening, easy to identify, last longer, sharp instruments speed up procedure, Gracey tip adaptation more contact-fewer strokes)

Here is a more detailed explanation:

          The door opener for the instruments may be the color.  PDT has chosen to color code the instruments anatomically for a several reasons.  The colors make it easy and save time setting up the trays for use.  Assistants can tell at a glance if they have enough of each color of instrument in each kit, and the names on the instruments are easy to read.  The colors make it easy to identify your instruments.

  • Anterior Graceys and Scalers are Purple Passion

  • Buccal-Lingual are Orca Black

  • Mesial Graceys and Posterior Scalers are Sunshine Yellow

  • Distal Graceys are Caribbean Green

  • Universals are Nautical Blue

  • Diagnostics are Pacific Blue

          Next, pick up one of our instruments and you will find it to be the lightest instrument you have ever held.  On the first introduction to PDT instruments, the first word spoken by the hygienist is usually, �WOW.�  Our thermal resin handle resonates the surface of the tooth right into your fingertips.  Our Cruise Line is also designed to reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  The aggressive knurl allows you to lighten up your grasp.  You will notice as you rotate the instrument in your fingers that the knurl is different on every side.  This gives you a good grip to pull and a good rotational grip as well.  The knurl also goes all the way down to the stainless steel, so when you have a tough patient to work on, you can choke up on the instrument.  You still have a knurl to give you a good grip�unlike other manufacturers who have a very smooth surface as the handle tapers to the tip. 

          PDT instruments are the highest quality 440A surgical stainless steel working tips with a hardness of 59-60 Rockwell C.  We also cryogenically treat our instruments using the latest technology.  Cryogenics increases the toughness and tensile strength of our stainless steel tips.  These are the hardest stainless steel working tips you can buy.  PDT instruments will hold their sharpened edges two to four times longer than other instruments.  We recommend resharpening with a fine stone�the best is the Diamond Head Ceramic Stone from PDT, however, other fine stones will work. 

Questions??? Please call Linda or Fred at PDT 800-240-9895.

Sickle Scalers � used to remove calculus supragingival.

  • R110 H6-7 Scaler (Purple Passion) - # 1 selling instrument in the world!  Thin, contra-angled scaler, primarily used in the anteriors and premolar surfaces.  Good for interproximals also. 

  • R111 H5-33 Scaler (Purple Passion) � Thin sickle scaler blade combined with a straight jacquette scaler.  Good for interproximals and anteriors.

  • R113 U15-33 Scaler (Purple Passion) � Large sickle scaler used by very few hygienists more of a dentist�s scaler.  Primarily used in the anteriors.

  • R114 Nebraska 128 Scaler (Purple Passion) � Extremely thin sickle scaler blades.  Great for tight interproximals, overlaps and anteriors.

  • R115 Nebraska 128-33 Scaler (Purple Passion) � Extremely thin sickle scaler blade on one end, great for tight interproximals and anteriors.  Jacquette 33 scaler on the other end.

  • R135 204S Scaler (Sunshine Yellow) � Posterior sickle scaler.  Good for interproximal scaling.

  • R136 204SD Scaler (Sunshine Yellow) � Posterior sickle scaler.  Good for interproximal scaling.  Similar blade to the 204S�204SD has less bend angle just before terminal shank.

  • R138 Montana Jack Sickle (Sunshine Yellow) � Originally designed as a posterior sickle scaler.  Very thin blade is great for interproximals.  Extra angulation and curve works well on the linguals.  Many also use the MT Jack on the anteriors as the extra curvature keeps the instrument further from the patient�s face.  Dentist also like this as an interproximal carver�great for overhangs.

Curettes � Rounded toe, rounded back, designed for subgingival scaling, root planing, and periodontal debridement.

          Gracey Curettes � area specific to allow for deep scaling and  root planning.  A 70° blade angle and a continuous curve for minimal tissue trauma, designed with one cutting edge.  Some people do use both sides of the blade.  Most Graceys are manufactured with a very straight blade.  A straight blade is much easier to manufacture�bend it and shape and sharpen on a belt sander-so most schools teach you to rotate the tip so that the tip will come in contact with the tooth surface.  The belt sander also gives you a very rough face of the blade making it difficult to ever get a clean crisp sharpened edge. We custom build dies to give us a continuous curve on the blade so it conforms to the tooth surface better.  Thus you have greater tooth surface contact with the blade, less tissue trauma, fewer strokes, and less hand fatigue since you do not have to rotate the tip.  Die formed blades give you very consistent angles, curves and thickness, as well as a smooth polished blade face so you can get clean crisp sharpened edges.

  • R016 Gracey 1-2 (Purple Passion) � anterior sextants

  • R016R  Gracey 1-2 (Purple Passion) � Rigid design, anterior sextants

  • R018 Gracey 3-4 (Purple Passion) � anterior sextants

  • R020 Gracey 5-6 (Purple Passion) � anteriors and premolars

  • R022 Gracey 7-8 (Orca Black) � buccal and lingual surfaces of posterior teeth

  • R024 Gracey 9-10 (Orca Black) � buccal and lingual surfaces of posterior teeth

  • R026 Gracey 11-12 (Sunshine Yellow) � buccal, lingual, and mesial surfaces of posterior teeth

  • R026R Gracey 11-12 (Sunshine Yellow) � Rigid design, used on buccal, lingual, and mesial surfaces

  • R028 Gracey 13-14 (Caribbean Green) � distal surfaces of posterior teeth

  • R028R Gracey 13-14 (Caribbean Green) � Rigid design, used on distal surface of posterior teeth

  • R030 Gracey 15-16 (Sunshine Yellow)  � buccal, lingual and mesial surfaces of the posteriors

  • R032 Gracey 17-18 (Caribbean Green) � distal surfaces of posterior teeth

  • R034  Gracey 11-14 (Sunshine Yellow) � mesial and distal of posteriors

  • R036  Gracey 12-13 (Caribbean Green) � mesial and distal of posteriors

          Specialty Graceys � Longer terminal shanks have been utilized on some of our Gracey designs to Extend the Reach �ER� for root planing those deeper pockets. 

  • R001 Gracey 00 (Purple Passion) � anterior deep pockets, shorter blade allows for the narrowing of the root surface as you go deeper.

  • R042 Gracey 11-12ER (Sunshine Yellow) -  mesial posterior deep pockets, standard size blade since root surface is so much greater in size than anterior.

  • R043 Gracey 13-14ER (Caribbean Green) � distal posterior deep pockets, standard size blade since root surface is so much greater in size than anterior.

           Universal Curettes � have two cutting edges, a rounded back and a rounded toe to use on all surfaces without switching instruments.

  • R060 Barnhart 1-2 (Nautical Blue) -  Slender universal with long terminal shank.

  • R061 Barnhart 5-6   (Nautical Blue) -  Very popular universal. Longer terminal shank than C13-14, gives you a little better reach.

  • R064 Columbia 13-14   (Nautical Blue) -  Very popular universal in the east.  Short terminal shank.

  • R067 Columbia 4L-4R  (Nautical Blue) -  Very popular universal with Periodontists.  A more rigid universal, originally designed for posterior but is used universally.

  • R069 McCalls 13-14 (Nautical Blue) -  Popular in Canada. Universal.

  • R070 McCalls 13S-14S (Nautical Blue) -  Exception-has a pointed tip with the rounded back.  Very good interproximally.

  • R071 McCalls 17-18 (Nautical Blue) -  Nice rounded bend.  Great in the posteriors.

  • R072 McCalls 17S-18S (Nautical Blue) -  Narrow version of M17-18.  Fairly popular.

  • R076 Rules 3-4 (Nautical Blue) -  Very straight toe without much of a hook.  Ours is designed like the Hu-Friedy R3-4.  If your customer is an American Eagle user they may like our B5-6 better.  

  • R077 Younger-Good 7-8 (Nautical Blue) -  Nicely curved universal.  Much shorter than the M17S-18S but similar in design.

  • R079 Langer 1-2 (Nautical Blue) � designed for the mandibular posterior.  Bend angles very similar to Gracey 11-12, however blade is a universal so mesial/distal.

  • R080 Langer 3-4 (Nautical Blue) � designed for the maxillary posterior.  Bend angles very similar to the Gracey 13-14, however blade is a universal so mesial/distal. 

  • R081 Langer 5-6 (Nautical Blue) � Anterior universal curette.

  • R090 HL5-5 (Purple Passion) � This unique instrument has the Langer 5 universal anterior curette on one end.  The H5 sickle scaler is on the other end. 

          If you have requests for other instrument designs, please let us know, they may be in the works.  We do make a list of instruments to be added when we have enough requests.  If a school or large group practice asks for a special instrument, we may be able to make it for them.