CHICAGO (May 19, 2016)– Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacture of high quality dental instruments and products, announced today the launch of their 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, and probe measurements are typically marked in 3 mm increments. The new Goldstein Colorvue probe features 1/2 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 much 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 this feeling of irritation allowing 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. Goldstein. Hu-Friedy President, Ken Serota, shares, “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. 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 the Clinical Professor of Oral Rehabilitation at Georgia Regents University School of Dentistry, Augusta, Georgia, 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 lectured at over 700 dental meetings worldwide. He is a contributor to ten published texts and author of the text Esthetics inDentistry, 3rd edition to be published by Wiley in 2016. His best-selling consumer 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 1 handle and 7 tips) as well as a Replacement Set (consisting of 12 replacement tips). For more information on these and our full line of products, please visit www.hu-friedy.com.