CHICAGO (June 30, 2016) -- Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the addition of Gracey Curette designs to its line of EverEdge 2.0 hand instruments designed to help clinicians achieve the best clinical outcomes.
The unique Gracey curette blade design features one lower cutting edge, which allows adaptation to a specific tooth surface.
Gracey Curettes, a series of double-sided, area-specific instruments, are ideal for the successful removal of deposits from root surfaces.
Affiliations: Hu Friedy, the company that introduced the world renowned Gracey Curette
, is affliated with many universities worldwide as well as Key Opinion Leader dentists and researchers in various specialties.
Briefly, a sterile Gracey curette
was used to collect a pooled plaque sample from five different sites: enamel biofilm from bucco-gingival surfaces of the molars and incisors (51 and 55), decayed dentine from inside the lesions of the same teeth, and saliva.
Scanning electron microscope assessment of several resharpening techniques on the cutting edges of gracey curettes
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"Since my first week of clinical practice, I have wished for a set of modified Gracey curettes
to use on patients with tight periodontal tissue," Pattison said.
After this procedure, the areas between the grooves were treated using scaling and root planing with manual instruments (Gracey curettes
I learned to use Gracey curettes
and scale subgingivally.
Universal and Gracey curettes
are the instruments of choice in sulci of normal depth.