universal curette

u·ni·ver·sal cu·rette

(yū'ni-vĕr'săl kyūr-et')
A periodontal instrument used to remove calculus from the crowns and roots of teeth. The working end of a universal curette has a rounded back, rounded toe, and two working cutting edges, and is semicircular in cross-section. One of the most frequently used and versatile periodontal débridement instruments.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

u·ni·ver·sal cu·rette

(yū'ni-vĕr'săl kyūr-et')
Periodontal instrument used to remove calculus from crowns and roots of teeth designed to be used on all tooth surfaces. Working end has a rounded back, rounded toe, and two working cutting edges, and is semicircular in cross-section. One of the most frequently used and versatile periodontal débridement instruments.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Each student is taught to identify and use various universal curettes and sickle scaler instruments to remove supragingival and limited subgingival calculus during a dental cleaning.

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