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Use of CVDentUS Diamond Tips for Ultrasound in Cavity Preparation

Roberta Tarkany Basting, Juliane Ceolin Predebon, Flávia Martão Flório

Citation Information : Basting RT, Predebon JC, Flório FM. Use of CVDentUS Diamond Tips for Ultrasound in Cavity Preparation. J Contemp Dent Pract 2006; 7 (3):50-58.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-7-3-50

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; The Author(s).



The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of CVDentUS tips for preparing cavities with ultrasound by dentists certified to use the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) system.

Methods and Materials

One thousand sixty (1060) questionnaires were sent via e-mail inquiring about the use of the system with regard to the indication for use, need for anesthesia, final form of cavity preparation, and tip wear.


Of the valid answers, 81.4% of the dentists used this system for tooth preparation in up to 60% of cases treated. For these procedures, 17.8% did not require use of local anesthesia while using the system. The final form of preparation compared to high speed diamond tips was considered to be more conservative by 48.3% of the certified professionals. With regard to wear, tip and/or adapter fractures, and low cutting speed, 44.4% of users reported problems.


The CVD system seems to be used for tooth cavity preparation by the majority of the certified dentists. This is due to the resultant conservation of tooth structure despite the necessity of anesthesia and the limitations with regard to the lack of cutting efficiency of CVDentUS and tip wear.

Clinical Significance

The CVD system seems to present limitations with regard to cutting efficiency, wear, and the use of anesthesia in a majority of restorative procedures.


Predebon JC, Flório FM, Basting RT. Use of CVDentUS Diamond Tips for Ultrasound in Cavity Preparation. J Contemp Dent Pract 2006 July;(7)3:050-058.

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