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DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties Sets a Blue Standard

February 9, 2012
by DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties

Tulsa, Okla., February 1, 2012 –  DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties today introduced a new rotary endodontic file – Vortex Blue™.

Utilizing a new and proprietary method of processing of NiTi wire that results in a Blue titanium oxide layer, Vortex Blue has a visibly new approach to metallurgy.  Vortex Blue features the same patented variable helical angle design as the original ProFile® Vortex® that clinicians have come to know and trust for efficiency and dependable clinical outcomes.

Vortex Blue also offers a leap forward in resistance to cyclic fatigue – the leading cause of file separation1 – with a minimum of a 65 percent improvement over M-Wire® NiTi and a minimum of 99 percent improvement over standard NiTi* (maximum results up to 353 percent better).  In addition to significantly greater resistance to cyclic fatigue, Vortex Blue delivers at least 42 percent higher peak torque strength over M-Wire NiTi* (maximum results up to 126 percent better).

Standard NiTi files try to revert to their original shape, but the proprietary processing of Vortex Blue rotary files reduces shape memory, giving the file the ability to naturally follow the curvature of the canal.

Vortex Blue Rotary Files are available in packs of six in .04 and .06 tapers and in sizes 15 through 50.

For more information on Vortex Blue, call 1-800-662-1202, visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com or contact your DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties sales representative.

About Tulsa Dental Specialties and DENTSPLY

Tulsa Dental Specialties is one of the leading producers and marketers of endodontic, implant and regenerative dental systems 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 or call 1-800-662-1202.

DENTSPLY designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of professional dental products including dental implants, endodontic instruments and materials, orthodontic appliances, restorative materials, preventive materials and devices, and prosthetic materials and devices. The Company distributes its dental products in over 120 countries under some of the most well-established brand names in the industry. DENTSPLY is committed to the development of innovative, high quality, cost-effective new products for the dental market.



1. Ya Shen, Gary Shun-pan Cheung, Zbuan Bian, Bin Peng. “Comparison of Defect in ProFile and ProTaper Systems after Clinical Use.” Journal of Endodontics, Vol. 32, No.1, (2006), pp 61-65

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