Mechano-physical and biophysical properties of power-driven scalers: driving the future of powered instrument design and evaluation

Periodontol 2000. 2009:51:63-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0757.2009.00300.x.


This review has highlighted the importance of standardizing future investigations to enable more meaningful interstudy comparisons to be made. This report also makes recommendations for factors that should be considered and incorporated into future investigations, both in vitro and in vivo, in order to achieve more standardization. These recommendations are listed below.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Equipment / trends*
  • Dental High-Speed Equipment
  • Dental Instruments / trends*
  • Dental Scaling / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design / trends
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Periodontal Diseases / therapy*
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / history
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Vibration