Sonochemical characterisation of ultrasonic dental descalers.

  title={Sonochemical characterisation of ultrasonic dental descalers.},
  author={Gareth J Price and Timm Joyce Tiong and David C. King},
  journal={Ultrasonics sonochemistry},
  volume={21 6},
An ultrasonic dental descaling instrument has been characterised using sonochemical techniques. Mapping the emission from luminol solution revealed the distribution of cavitation produced in water around the tips. Hydroxyl radical production rates arising from water sonolysis were measured using terephthalate dosimetry and found to be in the range of μmolmin(-1), comparable with those from a sonochemical horn. Removal of an ink coating from a glass slide showed that cleaning occurred primarily… CONTINUE READING