At the Greater New York Dental Meeting 2023, Dental Products Report had a chat with Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA, FAADH, FADHA, to discuss hand instruments from Paradise Dental Technologies. [3 minutes]
Hi, I'm Emily Boge here at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Today I spoke for PDT. I talked about the collaboration that Linda Miller, who is the owner of PDT, has with clinicians, and how she gathers ideas that we have working chairside, and she helps clinicians make those ideas a reality.
I am one of those clinicians. We recently came out in July with the 12 OAD Hawkeye. It's a contra angle probe and what that means is it's much like an 11/12 explorer in that when you use it on the upper right facials, you'll use that same end on the upper left labials. If you use the other end on the upper right labials, you'll use that same end on the upper left facials.
It has measurements in 3-, 6-, 9- and 12-millimeter increments on each side. There are future plans to perhaps make that with different markings. But since it just came out, we're really marketing this new probe here at the Greater New York Dental Meeting at Booth 1908. You can also come over to the booth and take what we're calling the “PDT Challenge”.
So, you pick up their instrument, and you feel what it feels like to have such a light instrument in your hand with a resin handle. You can see the quality of the stainless steel, the proprietary formula that PDT uses. You can also see how the probes are very, very thin. They're very tapered due to the special nature of that stainless steel formula. We can make the probes thinner at PDT and so they do a really good job contouring to the angulation of the root surface. As you're probing, you're getting better assessment measurements. And so, [there are] lots of exciting things happening. Come over and you can get a free instrument. You can get a free Starbucks card. Everyone needs Starbucks while they're at a trade show, right?
And so, I want to thank PDT for having me. And thank you all for watching. In addition to visiting us here at the Greater New York Dental Meeting trade show, you can also visit us at PDTdental.com. That's PDTDental—all 1 word—.com. You can see the wide selection of instruments that I spoke about in my discussion today, along with everything else PDT has to offer. Thank you.