Porte polisher | definition of porte polisher by Medical dictionary
porte polisher (port pol´ishur),
n a manual dental polishing device featuring an orangewood tip attached at a contra-angle. Considered beneficial to gingival health, it is nonthreatening to patients wary of powered equipment.
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The porte polisher
is another example of a device that is not used today because of the use of the engine-driven polisher and the popularity of the American Dental Hygienists' Association's (ADHA) position on selective polishing.
Today the most current edition of Wilkins has dedicated a few sentences to the Porte polisher
The remaining class members have hung up the Columbia and Gracey curets along with their old-fashioned porte polishers
to pursue retired living or an alternative vocation.