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23rd February 2018, Alpharetta, GA

Ergonomic dental scaler combines light weight and sterilizability

Smaco’s new piezoelectric scaler models, with or without an LED light, are available globally. © Smaco/SolvaySmaco, one of the leading manufacturers of curing lights and amalgamators, chose high-performance Radel R-5100 NT polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) by Solvay, a leading supplier of specialty polymers, to mould a more ergonomic hand piece for an innovative new dental scaler designed to lower hand fatigue.

Smaco sought a lightweight polymer for its hand piece in order to avoid the hand fatigue users commonly experience with heavier designs. However, many other medical-grade polymers it considered could not withstand the sterilization techniques that the dental scaler would undergo, the company reports.

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