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FISSUROTOMY Diagnostic & Finishing Bur Kit (PPL 2008)

S.S. White Burs, Inc

Consultants’ Comments

  • “Excellent for small pits and opening grooves.”
  • “No extra equipment needed – no mess!”



FISSUROTOMY Diagnostic & Finishing Bur Kit is highly recommended for ultraconservative enameloplasty and opening fissures. The kit contains a Narrow Taper Fissure (NTF) bur with a diameter of 0.7 mm and a Shallow Taper Fissure (STF) with a diameter of 0.6 mm. In contrast, the original FISSUROTOMY bur has a diameter of 1.1 mm. The tip diameter of the burs is for primary teeth, permanent premolars, and enameloplasty. The kit includes three original FISSUROTOMY burs, three NTF burs, three STF burs, one #7901 bur, and one #7406 bur in an autoclavable bur block. The carbide burs are designed to provide a very conservative approach for opening occlusal pits and fissures with suspected caries. Twenty consultants evaluated FISSUROTOMY Diagnostic & Finishing Bur Kit in 510 clinical cases. This product received a 94% clinical rating.


Product Features

The Fissurotomy burs were well received for their cutting efficiency, precision of tooth preparation and the ability to conservatively open pits and fissures. The burs are recommended for use without anesthesia, unless the preparation is expected to reach the DEJ. Of 320 cases that were attempted without anesthesia, 53 (16%) required anesthesia for completion of the procedure because caries had penetrated the dentin. The Fissurotomy burs allow precise exploration of suspicious grooves, and in over 80% of the cases, caries were detected. A few of the consultants who utilize air abrasion commented that the burs are much cleaner and more conservative than air abrasion. The variety of bur sizes and shapes available is sufficient for all clinical situations. Seventy-five percent of consultants indicated that they would purchase and recommend Fissurotomy Diagnostic & Finishing Bur Kit.Editors’ Note: The original evaluation was published in THE DENTAL ADVISOR, Vol. 18, No. 10, December 2001.