New Dental Product Review: DUX Dental's Alginator

January 21, 2013

The CPS Evaluation Team, consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, patient coordinators and the dental laboratory, evaluated the Alginator by DUX Dental. CPS produced the following comments and reviews following its evaluation:

The CPS Evaluation Team, consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, patient coordinators and the dental laboratory, evaluated the Alginator by DUX Dental. CPS produced the following comments and reviews following its evaluation:

Take away
“Small enough to fit on the counter.”
“It made it easier than traditional methods of hand mixing.”
“Taking alginate out of the spinning bowl was extremely easy leaving very little to clean out.”
“The mix was very creamy and flowed well. The impressions I made were lovely.”

Considerations
“It did take me a few times to get the alginate out of the bowl effortlessly.”
“Would like more than one bowl with the Alginator.”
“A small learning curve, but got it down after a few tries.”
“Would be great if it was cordless.”

Manufacturer’s instructions
The manufacturers instructions were included in the package.

Indication
The Alginator by DUX Dental is used for mixing all types of alginate and stone impressions.

What comes with the mixing unit
The Alginator by DUX Dental comes with a white Alginator; 1 lb of Identic Dust-Free fast set alginate, a gray latex-free mixing bowl, one Clean and Lube Spray, and one spatula.

Evaluation feedback
The CPS evaluation team, consisting of 30 offices, said they would all continue to use the Alginator by DUX Dental. All but two offices had never used a mixing unit before. All the offices evaluating the Alginator said no matter what alginate was used, they still had less distortion, bubbles and better quality impressions. All evaluators said the set up was easy. Several said mixing was a little tricky at first, with some splattering as alginate splashed out of spinning bowl during the short initial learning period. Almost all of the evaluators said this was not a problem after the first few uses. Taking alginate out of the spinning bowl was extremely easy and using the spatula was helpful in the cleanup. Some evaluators said they would like the unit to be cordless to transport from operatory to operatory.

CPS Team gives Alginator by DUX Dental a 5 Diamonds rating.

New Dental Product Review: DUX Dental's Alginator

The CPS Evaluation Team reviews this alginate and stone mixer and finds it deserving of high marks. “Small enough to fit on the counter.”“It made it easier than traditional methods of hand mixing.”Written by: Dental Products Report Alginator by DUX DentalDate published: 04/20/20125 / 5 stars