Content Dam Diq Online Articles 2016 06 Hufriedy Goldsteinprobe Diqthumb

Hu-Friedy introduces Colorvue Goldstein Probe in collaboration with Dr. Ronald Goldstein

June 6, 2016
Hu-Friedy announces the launch of the Colorvue Goldstein Probe, designed for accurate measurements in both diagnostic and restorative procedures and developed in partnership with Dr. Ronald Goldstein.
Hu-Friedy announces the launch of the Colorvue Goldstein Probe, designed for accurate measurements in both diagnostic and restorative procedures.

Hu-Friedy has announced the launch of its Colorvue Goldstein Probe, developed in partnership with world-renowned clinician Dr. Ronald Goldstein. Adding to Hu-Friedy’s extensive line of instruments, this new probe offers improved visibility for greater measurement accuracy in both diagnostic and restorative procedures.

During diagnostic procedures, precise probing can be a challenge for practitioners due to lack of contrast and visibility. Probe measurements are typically marked in 3-mm increments. The new Colorvue Goldstein probe features .5-mm increments and extends up to 3 mm for increased accuracy, especially in measuring sulcular depth for margin placement. The use of bright colors to differentiate these measurements makes the probing process more efficient and accurate. In restorative procedures, when probing potential infrabony areas, or for other defects, a standard metal probe can cause the patient noticeable discomfort. The Colorvue Goldstein probe features a narrow, flexible tip which alleviates irritation for a more positive patient experience.

The Colorvue Goldstein probe is the latest of more than 50 instruments created through the collaboration between Hu-Friedy and Dr. Ronald Goldstein.

"For more than 100 years, Hu-Friedy has proudly partnered with leading educators to develop cutting-edge product designs that meet the evolving needs of dental professionals," said Ken Serota, president of Hu-Friedy. "Hu-Friedy values Dr. Goldstein’s insight and expertise, and we are proud to deliver this latest innovation to the market."

Dr. Ronald Goldstein is a clinical professor of oral rehabilitation at Georgia Regents University School of Dentistry, Augusta, Georgia; an adjunct clinical professor of prosthodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine; and an adjunct professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Goldstein has presented continuing education courses at more than twenty universities and has lectured at more than 700 dental meetings worldwide. He is a contributor to 10 published texts, and he is the author of the text Esthetics in Dentistry (third edition), which will be published by Wiley in 2016. His bestselling book for the public, entitled Change Your Smile, now in its fourth edition, is published by Quintessence and has been read by over 2,000,000 people.

The Goldstein ColorVue Probe is offered as a starter kit (consisting of one handle and seven tips) and as a replacement set (consisting of 12 replacement tips). For more information on either kit, visit

Hu-Friedy expands Orthodontic Collection with new step pliers
Hu-Friedy introduces tunneling instruments and membrane measurement card

Source: Hu-Friedy press release, 19 May 2016

For the most current dental headlines, click here.