Accession Number:

ADA210413

Title:

A Triservice Comparison of Dental Scaling Devices: Sonic and Ultrasonic

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 88-Jan 89,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study by the USAF Dental Investigation Service was to evaluate 14 dental power scalers, including magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic scalers as well as sonic scalers. The scalers were first measured and technically evaluated against locally developed standards. They were then mailed to Army, Navy, and Air Force dental clinics where they were clinically evaluated by periodontists, dental hygienists, and dental technicians. The evaluators findings are presented in a format which should help facility-level department chiefs make decisions on which power scalers to purchase for their clinics needs. Keywords Dental equipment Sonic scaler Ultrasonic scaler Scaler comparison Piezoelectric Magnetostrictive.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE