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LM-Syntette

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LM-Syntette story of the original Dual-Gracey

In the late 70-ties Swedish dentist Leif Ericsson, the Head of the Periodontological Department in Västervik Hospital, was challenged with the complexity and the amount of instruments there were available for the periodontal specialists.

LM-Syntette – LM Dual-Gracey – is a combination of universal and finishing curette, designed for the removal of supra- and subgingival calculus.

For both concave and convex surfaces. Distal and mesial surfaces of the same interdental space can be treated with the same instrument head. Suitable for both vertical and horizontal techniques.

Design

  • Two elliptical cutting edges
  • Rounded toe

LM-Syntette story of the original Dual-Gracey

In the late 70-ties Swedish dentist Leif Ericsson, the Head of the Periodontological Department in Västervik Hospital, was challenged with the complexity and the amount of instruments there were available for the periodontal specialists. Couldn’t there be an easier way and a simpler instrument, he thought.

A simple thought

He started looking at the design and function of different instruments and got the idea to combine two popular instruments which, however, required switching instrument in the same interproximal space: Gracey 11/12 for mesial surfaces and Gracey 13/14 for distal surfaces. A synthesis of two curettes – a Syntette!

Meeting on the train

The idea turned into a sketch on a paper – that ended up in a drawer. Later sometime in the 80-ties, he was standing in a crowded suburban train in Stockholm on the way back from Swedental Dental Congress. By pure coincidence he met the man standing beside him, dentist Pekka Kangasniemi, founder of LM-Instruments. They started discussing the idea and the double sided Gracey, i.e. LM-Syntette was created. An all round instrument for all surfaces in the total dentition, which can be easily shifted from tooth to tooth without changing the instrument.

Simply clever!

Choosing the handle

Choosing the most ergonomic hand instrument can make a big difference in terms of discomforts and disorders when performing dental work. It is by no means insignificant what the diameter of the hand instrument’s handle is or what the material of the grip surface is. When holding the instruments for approximately 2,000 hours each year, the design, weight and feel of the instrument are crucial for the dental practitioner in terms of his/her performance and productivity.

LM instruments are available with a selection of different handles. All exceptionally ergonomic due to the elastic silicone coating and optimized contouring. The clinician’s hand fit and indication both play a role in selecting an ideal handle type. Interchanging different handles, may place the user’s hand under even less strain.

New colors, naming and coding

To facilitate color coding and brighten up working practices LM-ErgoSense, LM-ErgoMax and LM-ErgoNorm instruments come now in new refreshing colors. The name and the code number on the handle ease the identification of the instrument during clinical procedures and maintenance.

Handle selection

LM-ErgoSense

The larger diameter and design provide sensational grip that has been proven to be ergonomic and efficient in scientific clinical testing. Uniquely intelligent handle with the option for RFID tagging. The compatibility with the Dental Tracking System offers many opportunities to improve asset management and patient safety (see more on www.dentaltracking.com).

LM-ErgoMax

Classic ergonomic design that others copy. Functions well in all clinical procedures and guarantees excellent tactile sensitivity and relaxed grip.

LM-ErgoNorm

The thinner handle that functions best in light clinical procedures.

Special handles

LM-ErgoMix

The LM-ErgoMix handle for exchangeable tips offers all the economical and ecological benefits of retipping. Available for specific instruments.

LM-ErgoAccess

Curved LM-ErgoAccess handle provides better access to hard-to-reach areas. Available for specified instruments.

LM-ErgoSingle

Well balanced mirror handle with better reachability.

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