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Vision Curvettes

  1. 1. Vision Curvettes ®
  2. 2. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>In this tutorial you will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Vision Curvettes are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of Vision Curvettes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and Benefits of Vision Curvettes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrated uses of Vision Curvettes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>The Vision Curvette Instrument Set was designed in cooperation with Barbara Long, RDH, a dental hygiene educator in Saskatchewan, Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a patented modification to the Gracey Curettes. </li></ul><ul><li>Hu-Friedy, which pioneered Dr. Gracey’s designs, has the exclusive world-wide rights to sell these instruments which incorporate Barbara Long’s research. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>The Vision Curvettes are a modification of the Gracey Curettes. </li></ul><ul><li>The modifications include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% shorter blade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased blade curvature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Straighter terminal shank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Longer terminal shank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Several visual features have been added to the Vision Curvettes as well. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The visual features include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blade I.D. mark </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shank demarcation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bands on handles </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>This illustration outlines the differences between the Standard Gracey and the Vision Curvette. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>Available in 4 modified Gracey patterns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub-0, 1/2, 11/12, and 13/14 </li></ul></ul>SGCSUB-0 SGC1/2 SGC11/12 SGC13/14
  7. 7. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>For anterior and premolar surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Longer shank reaches deep into the pocket. </li></ul>SGCSUB-0 SGC1/2 SGC11/12 SGC13/14 <ul><li>For anterior and premolar surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Improves deposit removal and root planing in interproximal areas. </li></ul><ul><li>For improved adaptation on mesial surfaces of molars. </li></ul><ul><li>Great adaptation into furcations. </li></ul><ul><li>For improved adaptation on distal surfaces of molars. </li></ul><ul><li>Great adaptation into furcations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blade Length Reduced 50% <ul><li>Modification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blade length reduced 50%. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides better adaptation on narrow root surfaces and tight periodontal pockets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimizes tissue displacement. </li></ul></ul>Blade Length Reduction Vision Curvette design comparison (to standard Gracey)
  9. 9. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>This photo illustrates how the reduced blade on the Vision Curvette (left) provides better adaptation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Increased Blade Curvature <ul><li>Modification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased blade curvature. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved adaptation to smaller root dimensions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To remove deposits from the pocket. </li></ul></ul>Blade Curvature Vision Curvette design comparison (to Mini Five Curette)
  11. 11. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>The increased blade curvature improves adaptation, particularly at line angles. </li></ul><ul><li>The curvature also aids in removal of a deposit once it has been dislodged. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Raised Band on Shank <ul><li>New Feature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised band from 5mm to 10mm on shank. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to visually assess pocket depth during instrumentation and helps compare with periodontal charting and tactile sensation. </li></ul></ul>10mm mark 5mm mark
  13. 13. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>View of Vision Curvette Sub-0 (SGCSUB-0) on a model. </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates the blade adaptation and shank markings. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Blade Identification Mark <ul><li>New Feature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small “+” identification mark on the handle to identify the cutting edge. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick determination of cutting edge, saves time. </li></ul></ul>Blade ID mark
  15. 15. Elongated Terminal Shank <ul><li>New Feature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elongated terminal shank on posterior instruments. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access in pocket > 4 mm. </li></ul></ul>Terminal Shank
  16. 16. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>The 11/12 and 13/14 designs are designed with a 3mm elongated terminal shank for improved access to deeper pockets. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sub-0 design also features an elongated shank (from its original curvette design) and the 1/2 has shank length similar to the Gracey 1/2. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>The Vision Curvette (left) easily accesses deep periodontal pockets. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Vision Curvettes <ul><li>View of Vision Curvette 13/14 (SGC13/14) on a model. </li></ul><ul><li>The 13/14 design, with all the new vision features and small curved blade, provides excellent access in the furcation areas. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Banding System <ul><li>New Feature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banding system on the handles of the posterior Vision Curvettes. </li></ul></ul>11/12 Mesial - one band 13/14 Distal - double band <ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aids in quickly identifying the instrument you require. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates the need to have the numbers imprinted on the handles (available only in the #4 handle) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Summary <ul><li>The Vision Curvettes include the following enhancements to the original Gracey Curettes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% shorter blade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased blade curvature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Straighter and longer terminal shank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blade I.D. mark (“+”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5mm and 10mm Markings on the shank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bands on handles </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Part Codes <ul><li>SGCSUB0 – SUB-0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For anterior teeth, primarily labial, lingual surfaces and line angles. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SGC1/2 – Curvette 1/2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For broader anterior and premolar surfaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SGC11/12 – Curvette 11/12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For mesial posterior surfaces and furcations; elongated shank, 1 band on handle for easy identification. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SGC13/14 – Curvette 13/14 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For distal posterior surfaces and furcations; elongated shanks; 2 bands on handle for easy identification. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SGC4-PACK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set of all 4 Vision Curvettes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All designs available in the #4 and # 6 handle. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>As a clinician, the Vision Curvettes provide you the following benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better adaptation on narrow root surfaces and tight periodontal pockets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aid in the removal of deposits from the pocket. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to easily identify the cutting edge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine subgingival depth. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Special Thanks <ul><li>Hu-Friedy would like to thank Barbara Long for her input and for sending us images for use in our presentation. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Qualifying Question <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy’s Vision Curvettes . </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>Which of the following is not a benefit of the modified blade (50% shorter and increased curvature)? </li></ul><ul><li>Eases removal of loosened deposits from the pocket </li></ul><ul><li>Adapts well around line angles </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizes tissue displacement </li></ul><ul><li>More access into narrow pockets </li></ul>