Are Insight ultrasonic inserts Magnetostrictive or Piezoelectric?
Insight ultrasonic inserts are Magnetostrictive. These types of units are more common in the United States and they create an elliptical motion rather than the more linear motion created by Piezoelectric units.
Can you use Insight inserts in other company’s base units?
Yes. Insight ultrasonic inserts are designed to work in the majority of magnetostrictive type units (Dentsply/Cavitron, Parkell, etc).
Why would you use an ultrasonic scaler instead of a manual scaler/ instrument?
Offices use ultrasonic scalers because they save time and reduce user fatigue from repetitive motion. In most cases, the debris can be quickly removed with an ultrasonic scaler and the finishing touches are made with manual scalers.
What is the difference between a 25K and a 30K unit?
Some units work with a frequency of 25,000 cycles per second (or Hertz) and others work with a frequency of 30,000 cycles per second. These are referred to as 25K or 30K units. The frequency determines how fast the insert tip will vibrate. 30K inserts vibrate at a faster rate of speed than 25K units. However, if you look at the stack (the multiple pieces of magnetic material attached to the base of the insert that convert the electrical current into motion), the 30K stack is actually shorter than the 25k stack even though it is more powerful.
FAQ – Insight Ultrasonic Insert LED
How does the LED work?
The ultrasonic vibration that drives the insert is converted into electricity, which powers the LED.
Can the LED in the insert be replaced?
The LED in the insert can NOT be replaced.
Does DenMat repair inserts or the LED?
DenMat does not repair inserts or LED. If any of the inserts break or are mishandled, the inserts must be replaced.
What is the life expectancy of the LED in the insert?
The life expectancy of the LED itself is 100,000 hours. We warranty it for 180 days along with the rest of the insert (see below). Under normal use, the LED will last far longer than the insert.
What is the life expectancy of the LED?
This depends on use, handling, and care of the insert. The insert tip will probably wear down or break before the LED dies. However, that does not mean the inserts will last forever. While not fragile, the inserts can be broken and the stacks can be bent, rendering them inoperative. Reasonable care should be used when handling the insert, particularly when the insert is warm coming out of the autoclave.
What is the warranty on the insert?
There is a warranty for 6 months (180 calendar days) from date of purchase for manufacturer flaws. The warranty does not cover regular wear and tear or mishandling.
We believe that MOST of your warranty-replacements will actually be due to customer-damage, so please consider whether you want us to assess returns for that and deny a replacement.
Depending on use and treatment, the inserts should last for 150-200 scalings or more, but wear-and-tear is not covered by the warranty. Dropping, bending the stack, or wearing the tip out from excess pressure, misuse, or heavy use is not covered under the warranty.
If the LED is not working, does that mean the insert is broken or defective?
The ultrasonic insert will work even if the LED does not. You can determine whether the insert is working, by whether or not it “buzzes” in the handpiece.
Are the grips LATEX-FREE?
Is the sterilization process any different for the LED insert vs. a regular insert?
Like other ultrasonic inserts, DenMat’s inserts are steam autoclavable, only. The inserts can be cleaned with a non-ionic ultrasonic solution in an ultrasonic bath prior to sterilization.