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scaler

 [ska´ler]
a dental instrument for removal of plaque, bacterial endotoxins, and calculus from teeth.
Scaler. From Dorland's, 2000.
ultrasonic scaler an ultrasonic instrument with a tip for supplying high-frequency vibrations, used to remove plaque and calculus from teeth and bits of inflamed tissue from the walls of the gingival crevice.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sca·ler

(skā'lĕr),
1. An instrument for removing tartar from the teeth.
2. A device for counting electrical impulses, as in the assay of radioactive materials.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

scal·er

(skā'lĕr)
1. An instrument to remove dental tartar.
2. Device to count electrical impulses.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

scal·er

(skā'lĕr)
An instrument for removing calculus from teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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