Our innovatively-designed undercuts on the metal handle allow for a snug fit of the silicone tips. Assembling and using the C-Shape Instrument is simple as 1-2-3:
Clean the affected tooth with hydrogen peroxide or air polish. Rinse the treatment area thoroughly.
Etch the surface for 20 seconds and rinse for 20 seconds. Dry completely and isolate the tooth being treated.
Place a small amount of dental sealant onto the round C-Shape tip.
Press the silicone tip down firmly on the occlusal tooth surface, deep into every pit and fissure to ensure proper compression of the protective material.
Use a curing light for 20 seconds.
Use an explorer to check for voids, and ensure the surface is glass-like and smooth.
The sealant process is completed! There is no need for further evaluation, given the small amount of material used.
Single-Use Silicon Tips – C-Shape tips are designed to be used one time with each patient and discarded.
Stainless Steel Handle – Remove all product packaging and clean the new instrument before the first sterilization.
Ultrasonic Cleaning: Do not deviate from the enclosed product instructions for proper use of an ultrasonic cleaner. Never over-sterilize instruments by going over the maximum 10-minute immersion time. Avoid over-crowding C-Shape tools. Place more weighty tools on the base of the basket. Thoroughly rinse instruments with water to eliminate all the cleaning agent.
Automatic Washer/Disinfector: Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use of cleaning solutions and detergents. Carefully load C-Shape instruments with heavy tools on the bottom. Do not overload the baskets. Use highly purified, soft water in the final rinse.
Manual Cleaning: Use a dedicated wash/rinse system with a double sink for cleaning instruments (no hand washing). Sink one should be used to wash, submerge instrument and apply cleaning solution with an autoclavable brush. Remove soil from all surfaces. In sink two, rinse the tools well using highly purified, soft water that is regulated for bacterial endotoxins. Make sure that the water extends to every part of each tool. Dry carefully or place instruments in a drying cabinet. Always avoid splashing and brush away from your body during cleaning. Never use wire or steel wool bristles. Keep in mind, manual cleaning does not disinfect tools.
Inspect all surfaces post-cleaning for traces of leftover fluids or soil. Repeat the process if any containments remain on the instrument.
"Composites are easier to place since there is no pull back"- Dr. G. Felen
"Works very well! It makes resins much more efficient to complete"- K. Ducote (dental student)
"I can't believe how much I love the instrument. I'm ready to order more!"- I. Renieris
"I have added it to my composite placement instruments."- C. Kerbaugh