Directions for Use + Care Instructions

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:

  • 1.

    Simply push the silicone tip onto the end of the handle with a firm pressure to ensure a secure fit. A tip that is not properly secured to the instrument can lead to a defect in the final restoration.

  • 2.

    Prepare the cavity to be filled with the composite filling. With the C-Shape Instrument, composite does not stick, allowing for a seamless filling procedure with optimal results.

  • 3.

    Start treatment! Apply the filling to its designated area. After the filling material is placed, gently guide the instrument to shape and mold the material as needed.

Care Instructions

Silicon Tips

Designed for one-time use. Discard after use with each patient.

Stainless Steel Handle

Remove all packaging. Clean the new product either manually or mechanically prior to the initial sterilization.

Directions Of Use

1. Cleaning

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning: Always follow manufacturer's instructions for use of ultrasonic cleaner. Do not over-clean maximum immersion time of 10 minutes. Avoid over-crowding of instruments. Place heavier instruments at the bottom of the basket. Rinse instruments with water to remove the cleaning solution.

  • Automatic Washer / Disinfector: Use cleaning agents and detergents following the manufacturer's instructions for use. Load instruments carefully. Place heavy instruments with care at the bottom of containers, taking care, not to overload wash baskets. Ensure soft, high purity water (which is controlled for bacterial endotoxins) is used in the final rinse stage.

  • Manual Cleaning: Use double sink system (wash/rinse) dedicated for instruments cleaning (not used for hand washing). In the first sink (wash), keeping the instrument submerged, with an autoclavable brush, apply cleaning solution to all surfaces until all soil has been removed. In the second sink (rinse), rinse instruments thoroughly with soft, high purity water (which is controlled for bacterial endotoxins), so that the water reaches all parts of the instrument, then carefully dry or use a drying cabinet. Always brush away from the body and avoid splashing. Do not use steel wool or wire brushes. Note: manual cleaning is not a disinfection process.

After cleaning, visually inspect all surfaces for complete removal of soil and fluids. If ANY soil or fluid is still visible, return the instrument for repeat decontamination.

2. Cold Disinfection

Do not bleach (sodium hypochlorite). Follow all cold sterile manufacturer’s instructions and warnings. Rinse thoroughly after disinfection under running water. Note: Disinfection is not an alternative to sterilization.

3. Sterilization

  • Steam Sterilization: Always follow manufacturer's instructions for use of sterilizer. Ensure instruments are fully cleaned, dried and lubricated. Do not exceed manufacturer's stated load. Recommended temperature time: 273° F - 278° F for minimum 3 minutes. Do not exceed 284° F.

  • Dry Heat Sterilization: Always follow manufacturer's instructions for use of sterilizer. Recommended temperature: 320° F. Do not exceed 356° F.

4. Storage

Ensure instruments are dry before storage and stored in dry, clean conditions at ambient room temperature.

"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