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.
- Two elliptical cutting edges
- Rounded toe
LMSyntette™, the Story of Original Dual Gracey
In the late ‘70s Swedish dentist Leif Ericsson, the head of the Perio Department in Västervik Hospital in Sweden, was challenged by the complexity and number of instruments used during periodontal treatments. Couldn’t there be an easier choice and more versatile instrument? he thought.
Gracey 11/12 for mesial surfaces and Gracey 13/14 for distal surfaces were very popular instruments, however practitioners were required to switch back and forth between the two while treating an interproximal space. Dr. Ericsson analyzed the design and function of these two Graceys and came up with the innovative idea to combine them in one instrument: a synthesis of two curettes—a Syntette!
This idea turned into a sketch on paper, which ended up in a drawer, its promise unfulfilled for a few years.
Meeting on the train
In the ‘80s, Dr. Ericsson was standing in a crowded commuter train in Stockholm, on his way back from a dental conference. The man standing next to him happened to be Finnish dentist Pekka Kangasniemi, founder of LM-Dental. They started discussing the idea for a doubled-sided Gracey, a truly universal instrument, thus Syntette™ was conceived.
Now the story continues with Syntette™ Anterior,
completing the set of LM Dual Graceys™.