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DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties launches ProTaper Gold™ – the next generation of its ProTaper® legacy

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ProTaper Gold™ offers increased flexibility and durability over ProTaper Universal®

Tulsa, Okla. (May 2, 2014) – DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties announced today the launch of the next generation in its ProTaper® legacy – ProTaper Gold.™ They feature the same efficient, variable tapered shapes and predictable performance that clinicians have known and trusted from ProTaper Universal,® with increased flexibility.

ProTaper Gold’s proprietary advanced metallurgy creates a difference clinicians can see – and feel. That’s because ProTaper Gold rotary files feature the same geometry as ProTaper Universal, but offer an increase in flexibility. This is especially important in the finishing files, which must navigate challenging curves in the apical region of the canal. The files also feature a shorter 11 millimeter handle for improved accessibility to teeth.

In addition to its flexibility, ProTaper Gold provides more than twice the resistance to cyclic fatigue than ProTaper Universal. This provides a key advantage to clinicians, as cyclic fatigue is the leading cause of file separation.1

ProTaper Gold’s durability comes from a patented, progressively tapered design which serves to significantly improve cutting efficiency and safety.2 action while decreasing rotational friction between the blade of the file and dentin.design allows each instrument to safely follow the secured portion of the canal while the small flat area on the tip enhances its ability to find its way through soft tissue and debris.

ProTaper Gold creates the same predictable, variable tapered shapes as ProTaper Universal, while delivering significant new advantages. Clinicians get enhanced flexibility and resistance to cyclic fatigue, with the familiarity of a complete file system they know and trust. ProTaper Gold uses the same rotary action and works with the same motors as ProTaper Universal.

The ProTaper Gold technique includes a series of shaping and finishing files designed for single-patient use. For more information on ProTaper Gold and its features, visit: www.TulsaDentalSpecialties.com/ProTaperGold.aspx.

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DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties is widely-recognized as the leading marketer, developer and manufacturer of endodontic products in North America. The company’s world-class live and online Continuing Education courses bring enhanced clinical success and confidence to tens of thousands of clinicians annually. DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties is a division of York, Pennsylvania-based DENTSPLY International, Inc., a global dental and consumable medical device company with operations and sales in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.TulsaDentalSpecialties.com or call 1-800-662-1202.

1 Shen Y, Cheung GS, Bian Z, Peng B. Comparison of defects in ProFile and ProTaper systems after clinical use. J Endod. 2006 Jan;32(1):61-5.

2 Berutti E, Chiandussi G, Gaviglio I, Ibba A. Comparative analysis of torsional and bending stresses in two mathematical models of nickel-titanium rotary instruments: ProTaper versus ProFile. J Endod. 2003 Jan;29(1):15-9.

3 Berutti E, Negro AR, Lendini M, Pasqualini D. Influence of manual preflaring and torque on the failure rate of ProTaper rotary instruments. J Endod. 2004 Apr;30(4):228-30.

4 Blum JY, Machtou P, Ruddle C, Micallef JP. Analysis of mechanical preparations in extracted teeth using ProTaper rotary instruments: value of the safety quotient. J Endod. 2003 Sep;29(9):567-75

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