A versatile reciprocating system and ergonomic handpiece that can tackle multiple treatments—
from cosmetic and hygiene to periodontics, as well as IPR for clear aligner systems
Through its online education community and live events, DentalXP provides educational content from dentists who are widely recognized as experts in their fi eld. Nearly a decade ago, Dr. Paul Mikhli attended a DentalXP symposium that he found unique in the fi eld of dentistry. Here, he explains why he has kept coming back over the years and why he recommends others do the same.
Whenever I do a Class II or III interproximal restoration, the most difficult place to get a smooth, perfect finish is below the gingiva in between the two teeth, and I’ve never been able to find a tool that allows me to effectively achieve this. For example, interproximal finishing strips are difficult to slide in between the contact—not to mention challenging to place, especially in the posterior.
The Profin Reciprocating System has changed all that, thanks to its choice of contra-angles and flat Lamineer diamond tips that move in a reciprocating axial direction. Even when there is something foreign in the interproximal space that I can't pop out with floss or an explorer, such as a piece of tartar or some cement, the Profin's rigid tips move at a high velocity in the reciprocating handpiece to ensure that any foreign matter is eliminated quickly and efficiently. Before I discovered the Profin, I would often use a periodontal curette in these scenarios, which was very messy. I didn’t feel I had the control I wanted, which made the end result unpredictable.