Slide Cord Packer

A thin, 45° angle non-serrated instrument designed to place and compress cord

Introduction

Slide Cord Packer by Ultradent is a thin, 45° angle non-serrated instrument designed to place and compress cord with a sliding action as the clinician circles the prep to place retraction cord.

Conclusion

Most all liked the shape and handle of the Slide Cord Packer. Several commented that the handling of the instrument was very balanced. The slim design didn’t upset the gingival. One evaluator commented on the angle of the head design and how it allowed them to use just one side all the way around the tooth. Some wished that the blade was flatter and thinner. One felt they were fighting placement with the cord. Some noticed the slide technique has a bit of a learning curve to break the habit of traditional cord packing.

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