Double Cord Packer
TN010 - Dr. Robert “Bob” Margeas came to us in 2009 with a novel use for one of our multi-function composite instruments — the best-selling TN009. “I was carving the marginal ridge of a Class II with the Garrison composite instrument when it struck me that it might be just the thing for packing cord,” reflected Bob. “I do a ton of crown and bridge so I’m always looking for ways to speed up and simplify things. I tried it on my next case and was really excited about how I was able to maintain the instrument in my field of view while packing all the way around the tooth. I wear pretty high magnification loupes and usually have to stop, look under the loupes as I remove the packing instrument from the mouth, flip it and then bring it back in. Then it takes me a couple of seconds to refocus. With both blades on one end, all I had to do was twist it and keep going.
I called my friends over at Garrison and we got started right away on perfecting the instrument.” So even though its official name is the TN010 Double Cord Packer, we think “Bob’s Double Cord Packer” is a much more fitting name.
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3. Ball Burnisher To develop occlusal contours while curing.