Symmetry IQ 4000 Kit The Symmetry IQ 3000 comes with the IQ unit, handpiece, handpiece cord, electrical cord and quick connect water tube complete with in line water filter. Symmetry IQ devices accept the Symmetry S-Series piezo tips. Three unique tips designs are also provide with each unit – #10 Universal, #100 Thin Universal and the #P3 Universal Curette. Additionally a tip wear guide, power range guide and user manual are included.
Slide 24 – IMS Accessories Two existing cassettes are available for autoclave sterilization of the Symmetry IQ handpiece.
There are two general types of power scaling devices on the market today:
Ultrasonic (Piezoelectric or Magnetostrictive)
All power scaling devices use rapidly vibrating, water-cooled tips to remove calculus from the tooth surface and clean within the periodontal pocket.
The next few slides will illustrate the differences in the technology.
The most important thing to remember is that tips used for one technology are not compatible with the other technology.
Power Scaling Comparison All surfaces active Lateral surfaces more active All surfaces active Power Dispersion to Tip Elliptical or orbital Linear Elliptical Stroke Pattern Driven by compressed air Ceramic Nickel alloy wafers or solid rod Transducer (converts energy to vibration) 2,500 to 7,000 cycles per second 29-32 kHz 20-42 kHz Optimal Frequency Sonic Piezoelectric Magnetostrictive
Ergonomic Symmetry IQ Handpiece All Symmetry IQ Scaling Units come with the Ergonomic Symmetry IQ Handpiece Fiber-Optic Lighting Fiber-optic illumination reduces eye strain and enhances visibility. Large Diameter, Ergonomic Design Relaxes hand grasp for accuracy and control, and eliminates pressure points. Lightweight The lightweight handle reduces muscle strain and hand fatigue, enhancing clinician comfort.
Autoclave sterilization is recommended for the handpiece, however, a barrier sleeve may also be used.
Clean the outer surface of the handpiece by wiping with a soft cloth dampened with a pH neutral surface disinfection solution (not containing phenols). Do not spray the cleaning solution directly on the handpiece.
Wipe debris off the end of the fiber optic light with an alcohol soaked cotton swab.
Place the handpiece in a cassette or sterilization pouch and seal.
Autoclave the handpiece for 15 minutes at 273 °F/134°C.