June 14, 2011
by DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties
Tulsa, Okla., June 14, 2011: DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties today announced WaveOne™, a single-use reciprocating file and obturation system expected to set new standards in root canal shaping procedures. WaveOne will allow practitioners to save time and increase patient safety while providing premium-quality root canal treatment.
WaveOne is an M-Wire® Nickel Titanium file powered by the e3™ torque control motor with reciprocating motion – a rotation technique that reduces file breakage, while requiring only one instrument per root canal in most cases. WaveOne has been shown to decrease total shaping time by up to 40 percent compared to traditional rotary techniques in continuous motion.
“Single file shaping of an entire root canal system may sound like a myth to some, but with WaveOne, trying is believing,” said Greg Phillips, Senior Category Manager for DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties. “The patented motion uses a large rotating angle in the cutting direction while using a smaller angle in the opposite direction. This allows the file to eventually make complete revolutions – something no other reciprocation system has been able to achieve. The motion helps the WaveOne file to successively progress along the canal path while respecting the root canal anatomy.”
WaveOne is developed for single use, removing the risk of cross-contamination and dramatically reducing the potential for dangerous file breakage. WaveOne files are available exclusively in pre-sterilized blister packs and fitted with a nonautoclavable handle.
With 15 programmable continuous rotation settings, the e3™ Torque Control Motor is pre-programmed with settings for the WaveOne reciprocating file, as well as Tulsa Dental Specialties’ continuous file systems such as ProTaper®, ProFile® Vortex® and GT Series X®, and the Gates Glidden drills.
For more information or to purchase the WaveOne reciprocating file system, please visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com or call 1-800-662-1202.
About Tulsa Dental Specialties and DENTSPLY
Tulsa Dental Specialties is one of the leading producers and marketers of endodontic and dental implant systems and bone grafting materials in North America. It is a division of York, Penn.-based DENTSPLY, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products for the dental market. For further information, please visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com.
DENTSPLY is a leading global dental products company, listed on NASDAQ, with approximately $2.2 billion in annual sales. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of dental products in the areas of dental implants, endodontics, orthodontics, restoratives, preventives and prosthetics. DENTSPLY distributes its dental products in over 120 countries, under some of the most well-established brand names in the industry, and operates more than 30 manufacturing sites in 15 countries. For further information, please visit www.dentsply.com.
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