ultrasonic scaler


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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.

ul·tra·son·ic sca·ler

an ultrasonic instrument that uses high frequency vibration to remove adherent deposits from the teeth.
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ul·tra·son·ic scal·er

(ŭltră-sonik skālĕr)
An ultrasonic instrument that uses high frequency vibration to remove adherent deposits from the teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mag·ne·to·stric·tive ul·tra·son·ic de·vice

(mag-nē'tō-strik'tiv ŭl'tră-son'ik dĕ-vīs')
Electronically powered tool that used rapid energy vibrations of a powered instrument tip to fracture calculus from tooth surfaces and cleanse environment of a periodontal pocket; consists of a portable unit that contains an electronic generator, a handpiece, and interchangeable instrument inserts.
Synonym(s): ultrasonic scaler.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Cavitation: A unique characteristic of the ultrasonic scalers is the cavitation effect and the micro-streaming that occurs in the cooling liquid.
(3,4) The various dental procedures which produce microorganisms-laden aerosol include turbine hand pieces, sonic & ultrasonic scalers, Polishing cups and air syringes.