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Dental Instrument Sharpening
Share this video with your staff to ensure your
instruments are always performing at peak efficiency
in all your dental procedures.
Check out this great video tutorial from one of
our trained veterinary nurses.
Sharpening Stainless Steel Elevators and Luxators
These are sharpened on the flat surface of the stone. The
elevator is held in the hand with the index finger just
behind the tip. Look for the cutting surface on the winged
elevator end and place it flat against the stone at the same
angle (indicated image). In the case of the winged elevators
pictured, the angle is about 45 degrees.
Hold the elevator still, in position against the stone.
While maintaining the angle, move the stone upward,
repeating the process 2-3 times. This will sharpen the
cutting edge of the instrument. The same process
applies to luxators and straight elevators.
Sharpening iM3 Ergo Elevators and Luxators
Drip a small amount of oil (MD30) onto the flat surface of
your stone in the shape of a smile or a shallow “U” shape.
Take the back side of the instrument, the convex surface and
place onto the stone. Raise the angle of the instrument up to
The winged elevator tip
is placed flat against the
The picture shows the angle
of the instrument against the
approximately 45 degrees, so the back of the tip of the blade
touches the surface of the stone.
Draw the instrument from right to left in the shape of the “U”
back and forth, pressing hard enough to see metal filings on