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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.

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.

scal·er

(skā'lĕr)
1. An instrument to remove dental tartar.
2. Device to count electrical impulses.

scal·er

(skā'lĕr)
An instrument for removing calculus from teeth.