April 22, 2019
by Paradise Dental Technologies
Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT Inc.) has released the latest innovation in implant hygiene and maintenance for full fixed implant restorations, The Pineyro Arch Kit. Designed with Dr. Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS, it is the first instrument set of its kind specifically designed for the implant debridement of full fixed implant restorations. The Pineyro Arch Kit allows all hygienists to treat full fixed hybrid patients without removal of prosthesis.
Pineyro Arch Instruments numbers 1-3 have a unique crescent shape and are anatomically designed to fit around locator abutments for removable prosthetic hygiene applications. The Pineyro crescent shape also anatomically fits around standard single-unit implant abutments, and other cylindrical prosthetic designs.
Utilizing the designs of The Pineyro Arch Kit eliminates the tedious and cumbersome nature around removing the fixed prosthesis, as well as potential issues with the loss or breakage of micro-mini screws during the hygiene process.
This kit contains 4 instruments to properly address all the difficulties in access for hygiene for full fixed implant restorations.
The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 1: Anterior Arch used to debride the anterior placed implants for a Full Fixed Hybrid, especially the lingual area of lower anterior teeth where calculus builds up frequently.
The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 2: Posterior Arch used to debride the posterior placed implants for a Full Fixed Hybrid. The special shape of the shank allows for proper access.
The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 3: Mesial/distal arch used to debride the posterior, hard to reach mesial/distal areas on the implants for Full Fixed Hybrids.
The Pineyro Arch™ Ti 4: Specialty arch used for all implants prior to taking impressions. It is also used to clean off abutments for single to hybrid cases prior to cementation.
Dr. Piñeyro received his dental degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He then completed a two-year advanced education in general dentistry before completing his specialist training in prosthodontics at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Piñeyro is currently an affiliate instructor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. He is the past president of the esteemed Washington State Society of Prosthodontists and is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Prosthodontics Society.
Dr. Piñeyro has authored several publications in peer reviewed dental journals, chapters in textbooks and is currently involved in research focusing on dental implants. Dr. Piñeyro practices full time in a practice limited to fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics.
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