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Langer Curettes

  1. 1. Langer Curettes
  2. 2. Langer Curettes <ul><li>In this tutorial you will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Langer Curettes are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Langer Curette designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features and benefits of Langer Curettes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrated uses of Langer Curettes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>The Langer Curettes were designed in consultation with periodontist Dr. Burton Langer. </li></ul><ul><li>They combine the best features of the Gracey shank bends and the universal curette blade. </li></ul><ul><li>These instruments can scale all surfaces. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Langer Curettes <ul><li>All four Langer curette designs allow you to scale both mesial and distal surfaces without changing instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Curette design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90° angle between the terminal shank and blade face for adaptation on both mesial and distal surfaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gracey shank design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shank angulation ideal for difficult to reach areas. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excellent for use during periodontal surgery and application for soft-tissue degranulation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Langer Blade Design <ul><li>Langer curettes have a universal blade design. </li></ul><ul><li>This illustration shows the 90 ° angle between the terminal shank and blade face, which allows for adaptation on both the mesial and distal surface. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Langer Curettes <ul><li>Four Designs Available: </li></ul>SL1/2 SL3/4 SL5/6 SL17/18
  7. 7. Areas of Use <ul><li>1/2 Langer - Mandibular Posterior </li></ul><ul><li>3/4 Langer - Maxillary Posterior </li></ul><ul><li>5/6 Langer - Anterior </li></ul><ul><li>17/18 Langer – Posterior </li></ul>
  8. 8. Langer Curettes <ul><li>1/2 Langer Curette </li></ul><ul><li>Similar shank design as the 11/12 Gracey Curette, but suitable for both mesial and distal surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Note that the shank should be less than parallel with the tooth surface for scaling with a universal blade. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Langer Curettes <ul><li>3/4 Langer Curette </li></ul><ul><li>Similar shank design as the 13/14 Gracey Curette, but suitable for both mesial and distal surfaces with a greater angle than the 1/2 Langer for improved access to all molars. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Langer Curettes <ul><li>5/6 Langer Curette </li></ul><ul><li>Similar shank design as 5/6 Gracey Curette, and suitable for anterior and premolar teeth . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Langer Curettes <ul><li>17/18 Langer Curette </li></ul><ul><li>This instrument combines the accentuated angles of the 17/18 Gracey Curette with a universal blade for better access and adaptation to posterior teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>This is advantageous when scaling second and third molars. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Langer Curettes <ul><li>17/18 Langer Curette </li></ul><ul><li>The angled shank allows for a more horizontal hand position. </li></ul><ul><li>The clinician has access to third molars with minimal interference from the upper arch. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Langer Curettes <ul><li>The modified Langer designs were introduced following the success of the Gracey After Five and Mini Five designs. </li></ul><ul><li>Now clinicians who prefer a universal curette blade in a Gracey style have the newest options to improve access, adaptation, and effectiveness in a variety of clinical situations. </li></ul>Standard Rigid After Five Mini Five
  14. 14. Rigid Langer Curettes <ul><li>Thicker, stronger, and less flexible shank. </li></ul><ul><li>The rigid shank is preferred for heavier calculus removal. </li></ul><ul><li>Set of 4 available. </li></ul>Standard Rigid
  15. 15. After Five ® Langer Curettes <ul><li>Designed for instrumentation in deeper periodontal pockets. </li></ul><ul><li>Elongated terminal shank (3mm) provides better clearance around crowns, and superior access to root contours and pockets 5mm or more in depth. </li></ul><ul><li>Blade thinned by 10% to ease gingival insertions and reduce tissue distention. </li></ul><ul><li>Set of 3 available. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mini Five ® Langer Curettes <ul><li>Designed with the same elongated terminal shank (3mm) and thinned blades as the After Five Langer Curettes </li></ul><ul><li>50% shorter blade for access to smaller roots, narrow pockets, furcations, and developmental grooves. </li></ul><ul><li>Set of 3 available. </li></ul>After Five Standard Mini Five
  17. 17. Langer Curettes <ul><li>1/2 Langer After Five (SL1/2AF) </li></ul><ul><li>The longer terminal shank of the Langer After Five improves access to deeper pockets </li></ul>
  18. 18. Langer Curettes <ul><li>5/6 Langer Mini Five (SL5/6MF) </li></ul><ul><li>The 50% reduced blade length and thinned blade width is ideal for smaller root surfaces and tight pockets. </li></ul><ul><li>The 5/6 Langer can be used in anterior and premolar areas. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Langer Curettes <ul><li>3/4 Langer Mini Five (SL3/4MF) </li></ul><ul><li>The 3/4 Langer design has more angulation and can be used on mesial or distal surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Combined with the Mini Five features (shorter and thinner blade), it provides scaling efficiency for furcation areas, and other areas with limited access. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Summary <ul><li>The Langer curettes are designed with the shank design of a Gracey curette combined with a universal blade. </li></ul><ul><li>These instruments can scale all surfaces: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1/2 - Mandibular posterior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3/4 - Maxillary posterior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5/6 - Anterior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17/18 - Posterior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part Codes Available: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard : SL1/2 - SL3/4 - SL5/6 - SL17/18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigid: SL1/2R - SL3/4R - SL5/6R - SL17/18R </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After Five: SL1/2AF - SL3/4AF - SL5/6AF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini Five: SL1/2MF - SL3/4MF - SL5/6MF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9(EverEdge) Handles </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Conclusion <ul><li>As a clinician, the Hu-Friedy’s Langer Curettes will make your job easier with the ability to scale both mesial and distal surfaces without changing instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>The shank angulation will allow you to adapt to difficult posterior surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>These designs will help you to overcome the toughest scaling assignments. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Qualifying Question <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy’s Langer Curettes . </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 Langer Curette is used on anterior surfaces? </li></ul><ul><li>SL1/2 Langer </li></ul><ul><li>SL3/4 Langer </li></ul><ul><li>SL5/6 Langer </li></ul><ul><li>SL17/18 Langer </li></ul>