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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.
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
1. An instrument to remove dental tartar.
2. Device to count electrical impulses.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
An instrument for removing calculus from teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012