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Orthodontic Curing Light

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by NewBender, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. NewBender

    NewBender

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    I am a new resident in orthodontics and have to buy my own equipment. My problem is with the curing light. I hear mixed reviews about LED and Halogens, and recently a company rep. told me that certain LED lights can heat up the metal brackets and possibly cause damage to the tooth??? Please let me know your opinions and experience with lights and which you feel is the best.

    Thank you!!
     
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  3. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    You should also pose that question to the ortho residents about to graduate. And maybe one of them would sell you their light. Nothing like saving some $$.
     
  4. NUKE

    NUKE Member 2+ Year Member

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    I won a curing light at GORP. It is a LED and it is awesome. The only problem I have with it is that it will not cure proseal. I like to use this on problem patients to cut down on decalcification. Halogen is the only light that will cure proseal. Hopefully they will come up with a new formula that will cure with the LED lights. I personally have never had a problem with the LED light heat. I would ask the others in your residency as well.
     

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