EverEdge Scalers & Curettes Technology


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EverEdge Scalers & Curettes Technology

  1. 1. Ever Wish For a Scaler That Truly Stayed Sharper Longer? Scalers and Curettes
  2. 2. <ul><li>In this tutorial you will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What EverEdge is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How EverEdge Technology is created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and benefits of EverEdge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edge retention studies of EverEdge </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What do clinicians want? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Response: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a scaler that stay sharper longer! </li></ul></ul></ul>Now there is with Hu-Friedy’s EverEdge ® Technology
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>EverEdge Technology is unlike anything you’ve experienced before in a scaler. </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary new stainless steel alloy is super-durable to stay sharper longer – 50% longer. </li></ul><ul><li>That means less frequent sharpening, less hand fatigue, and greater comfort throughout the day. </li></ul>
  5. 5. EverEdge Technology <ul><li>Hu-Friedy’s expertise in manufacturing scalers and curettes is key to the EverEdge scalers’ performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary heat treatment and cryogenic processing ensure that the superior edge retention and wear characteristics of EverEdge Technology will last the entire life of the instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not a superficial coating – EverEdge Technology scalers can be sharpened again and again for your best instrument value. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Handle Design <ul><li>Diamond Knurl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique diamond knurl pattern with large diameter handle for a confident grasp. Optimal weight for reduced hand fatigue. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comfort Zone ™ Cone with Signature Series ® Grip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cushioned grip provides a smooth transition and increased comfort. Distinct Ocean Blue grip for easy identification. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Stays Sharper Longer Comfort Zone Cone Signature Series Grip Finely-Honed Finish Diamond Knurl - Large Diameter Handle
  8. 8. Measuring Wear Properties <ul><ul><li>Hu-Friedy partnered with an independent metallurgical engineering group to develop a testing protocol and methodology to accurately and objectively measure wear in finished dental instruments. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Set-Up Diagram <ul><li>The blue striped rectangle represents the instrument tip as it is articulated back & forth over the harder wear media to create a wear pattern that can be measured. </li></ul>Tool Steel Wear Media Instrument Tip Articulates Back & Forth Over Wear Media Rectangular Shaped Tool Steel
  10. 10. Expected Wear Diagram <ul><li>Articulation occurred at the “cutting edge” of the finished scalers. </li></ul><ul><li>This diagram illustrates the expected wear pattern and the “wear depth” measurement that was compared in the various steel materials tested. </li></ul>START OF WEAR TEST END OF WEAR TEST Instrument Tip Rectangular Shaped Tool Steel Wear Depth Rectangular Shaped Tool Steel Instrument Tip
  11. 11. Typical Wear <ul><li>Note the clear triangular shaped wear patterns in both carbon and stainless steel. This is indicative of a material that wears relatively easily. </li></ul>Typical Carbon Steel Wear 4,000 Strokes Typical Stainless Steel Wear 4,000 Strokes
  12. 12. Wear at 1,000 Strokes <ul><li>Note the typical triangle wear pattern of the stainless steel (on the right) </li></ul><ul><li>The shallow irregular groove formed in the EverEdge material also demonstrates that the material will hold an edge better. </li></ul>EverEdge 1,000 Strokes Mfg A Stainless Steel 1,000 Strokes
  13. 13. Wear at 4,000 Strokes <ul><li>Again, the more shallow irregular shape wear exhibited by EverEdge (on the left) is indicative of the better wear properties of the EverEdge material. </li></ul>EverEdge 4,000 Strokes Mfg E 4,000 Strokes
  14. 14. EverEdge Technology
  15. 15. Research Summary <ul><li>EverEdge Material Exhibited: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior wear and edge retention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intrinsic resistance to wear and edge breakage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectation for longer instrument life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compared to all instrument materials tested </li></ul><ul><li>EverEdge will last at least 50% longer than competitive scalers </li></ul>
  16. 16. Putting It All Together Better Wear Characteristics Stays Sharper Longer Better Edge Retention
  17. 17. Consumer Preference Studies <ul><li>Clinicians preferred EverEdge Technology over Immunity Steel in key categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharpness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses before need to sharpen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of re-sharpening </li></ul></ul>Preferred EverEdge scalers 4 to 1 over the scaler they currently use.
  18. 18. <ul><li>More than 70 EverEdge instrument designs are available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gracey Curetttes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rigid </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After Five </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mini Five </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sickle Scalers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Curettes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>#9 Diamond Texture Handle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3/8” diameter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ocean Blue Signature Series Grip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Default grip* </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Summary <ul><li>Hu-Friedy’s EverEdge Technology is unlike anything you’ve experienced before in a scaler. </li></ul><ul><li>Stays Sharper Longer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolutionary new stainless steel alloy is super-durable to stay sharper longer – 50% longer. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proprietary Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat treatment and cryogenic processing ensure superior edge retention and wear characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EverEdge Technology will last the entire life of the instrument. It’s not a superficial coating. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diamond Knurl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For a confident grasp and optimal weight for reduced hand fatigue. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 70 designs available </li></ul>
  20. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>EverEdge Technology was designed with you, the clinician in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows you to spend less time sharpening, experience less hand fatigue, and provide you with greater comfort all day long </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer preference studies show that fellow clinicians prefer EverEdge 4:1 over their current scalers </li></ul>
  21. 21. Qualifying Question <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy’s EverEdge Technology . </li></ul><ul><li>To earn your Hu-Points towards a product evaluation, please exit and answer the following question on the Member Resources Page: </li></ul><ul><li>What characteristic(s) of an EverEdge scaler are true? </li></ul><ul><li>Stays sharper 50% longer </li></ul><ul><li>Signature Series grips </li></ul><ul><li>Large diameter handle </li></ul><ul><li>a & c </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>