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PDT releases implant hygiene instruments for full fixed hybrid patients

April 9, 2019
Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT) Inc. has released new instruments for implant hygiene and maintenance for full fixed implant restorations, the Pineyro Arch Kit. 

Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT) Inc. has released new instruments for implant hygiene and maintenance for full fixed implant restorations, the Pineyro Arch Kit. Designed with Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS, it is the first instrument set of its kind specifically designed for the implant debridement of full fixed implant restorations. The Pineyro Arch Kit allows all hygienists to treat full fixed hybrid patients without removal of prostheses.

Pineyro Arch Instruments numbers 1–3 have a unique crescent shape and are anatomically designed to fit around locator abutments for removable prosthetic hygiene applications. The Pineyro crescent shape also anatomically fits around standard single-unit implant abutments and other cylindrical prosthetic designs.

Utilizing the Pineyro Arch Kit eliminates the tedious and cumbersome task of removing the fixed prosthesis, as well as potential issues with the loss or breakage of micro-mini screws during the hygiene process. This kit contains four instruments to properly address all the difficulties in access for hygiene for full fixed implant restorations:

  • The Pineyro Arch Ti 1: Anterior arch used to debride the anterior placed implants for a full fixed hybrid, especially the lingual area of lower anterior teeth where calculus builds up frequently.
  • The Pineyro Arch Ti 2: Posterior arch used to debride the posterior placed implants for a full fixed hybrid. The special shape of the shank allows for proper access.
  • The Pineyro Arch Ti 3: Mesial/distal arch used to debride the posterior, hard-to-reach mesial/distal areas on the implants for full fixed hybrids.
  • The Pineyro Arch Ti 4: Specialty arch used for all implants prior to taking impressions. It is also used to clean off abutments for single to hybrid cases prior to cementation.

Dr. Piñeyro received his dental degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He then completed a two-year advanced education in general dentistry before completing his specialist training in prosthodontics at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Piñeyro is currently an affiliate instructor in the department of restorative dentistry at the University of Washington. He is the past president of the esteemed Washington State Society of Prosthodontists and is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Prosthodontics Society.

Dr. Piñeyro has authored several publications in peer-reviewed dental journals and chapters in textbooks, and he is currently involved in research focusing on dental implants. Dr. Piñeyro practices full-time in a practice limited to fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics.

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