I got out my collection of old dental text books that I collected over the years, from Peter Dawson to a Ramford & Ash textbook used at Southern Illinois University … Continued
When customers want to start re-using their Slidematic Facebow after many years, parts may be missing or the articulators may need to be considered.
Replacing the mounting plate thumbscrews on Denar Articulators is easy and quick.
Not all parts are interchangeable nor are there parts available for every old articulator. If the Articulator is older than 10 years, it may not have parts. If it is a model that we currently manufacture, it most likely will have parts, even if it’s older than ten years. It is always is a wise idea to ask technical support.
It’s easy to change your screw-retained mounting plates to magnetic mounting in Whip Mix, Hanau, or Denar articulators.
In the real world of dentistry, there are grand old instruments used everyday that offer nowhere near the original function. Then there are the instruments that, in general, are left on the bookshelf or in the cabinet, and trotted out now and then, for the occasional “big” case.
Many of the issues we see in returned articulators are self-inflicted. So let us describe the three things to avoid while using your articulator so YOURS won’t need repair.
There is still confusion about semi-adjustable, full-frame articulators that are all based on the average studies of Drs. Bennett and Bonwill. This Blog will describe the various types and their capabilities and limitations.
Calibration is crucial for maintaining accuracy and extending the useful life of adjustable articulators. Read on to see how and why.
While you cannot transfer between two different articulators and two different manufacturers, there are articulators whose design allows for these transfers.