Tools of the trade: Eighteeth Curing Light Pen

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curing light pen

by Dr Eric Yeung, Emerald Dental Care, Hampton Park, VIC

We use this curing light pen with composites, resins and cement. It’s lightweight, compact and has a great ergonomic design. The price is very reasonable compared to other curing lights on the market. It does the job extremely well.

What’s good about it

It has several different modes as well as a timer. You can also adjust the intensity. It’s very easy to use with just two operating buttons. The head of the light is small enough to go all the way to the back of the mouth. The head can also rotate through 360 degrees, making it easy to cure in hard-to-reach places.

It has six curing programs and three customisable memory programs. The light can also be set up to detect caries. The light produced is very intense and comes in blue or violet. It will effectively cure to a maximum depth of 10 millimetres and a width of 10 millimetres. The digital display is easy to read and very clear.

The handpiece is rechargeable and sits in a charging dock when not in use. We’ve only owned this light for a couple of months, but I’ve been using it for pretty much everything during that time. It’s very effective and all the dentists in our practice choose to use it.

What’s not so good

Like all curing lights, eye protection is still required for the dentist and the patient.

Where did you get it

Tomident

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