Benchmark: The Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Kit from KOMET USA

March 21, 2012

The CPS Evaluation Team of 10 assistants evaluated The Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Kit. On average, the kit was used for trimming 98 provisional restorations. Take-aways

The CPS Evaluation Team of 10 assistants evaluated The Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Kit. On average, the kit was used for trimming 98 provisional restorations.

Take-aways

  • “Contains everything we need to make provisionals quick and simplified”

  • “Great for training new assistants”

  • “The precision with which the burs trim and the soft feel eliminate any gouging”

Considerations

  • “Would like to have them for chairside use in a highspeed”

  • “Would like an autoclave box”

  • “Would like a guide to follow for each bur”

Description

The Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Bur Kit by KOMET USA is the first kit introduced by KOMET USA designed specifically for dental assistants.

Manufacturer’s instructions

A “Christmas Tree” acrylic bur facilitates access to the margins, and a flexible honeycomb/swirl diamond disc simplifies trimming and shaping of interproximal areas. In addition, this disc assists with the feathering technique in which acrylic material is thinned in specific areas. The exceptionally thin nature of the disc provides assistants with excellent visibility for the blending and material reduction required for feathering. Also included in the kit are an acrylic, slowspeed, football-shaped bur for conservative occlusal adjustments and a rubber polishing tip for smoothing rough edges.

Packaging

The Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Kit by KOMET USA contains five laboratory burs that are numbered for simplified ordering. They are supplied in a wrapped, plastic bur kit with a clear top for easy viewing.

Indication

The Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Kit Bur Kit by KOMET USA can be used in the provisionalization of bridges, crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers.

Evaluation team feedback

When asked which bur the evaluation team used the most, the results were in favor of the diamond disc (6924-104-180) to open embrasures and the polishing wheel (9448-104-220). When asked which bur the evaluation team liked the least, the H73-104014 was mentioned. Several of the team members said they would like to add a small occlusal anatomy bur to the kit and possibly a pointed diamond for defining margins. All felt the burs trimmed incredibly well and smooth. The evaluators were asked to grade the Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Bur Kit, and the rating speaks for itself: a 4.3 average.

CPS Team gives Tina Calloway PRO-Visional Bur Kit by KOMET USA a 4 Diamonds rating.