I’m always interested in what’s new and pragmatic in our clinical and laboratory world.

I have never been satisfied with the use of rubber bands to secure upper and lower casts to each other prior to articulation. Bite registrations will secure them best; however, not all casts that need articulation necessarily need occlusal registrations for mounting.

Rubber bands have been used as far back as I can remember but I’m thrilled to work with a new mounting stabilizer.

This device slides on over the pin of your articulator and with a movable and bendable metal band, places even pressure on the cast base securing it into the position you want. It is then lubricated with Vaseline and pulled straight out after the plaster has set.

You may find you enjoy the ease of use and the accuracy of your mountings if you give this a try.

MaryAnne Salcetti, DDS, PC, Spear Education Visiting Faculty. [ www.maryannesalcettidds.com ]

Comments

Commenter's Profile Image Chad Perry
September 12th, 2012
Now, that is nifty! Didn't know they had that!
Commenter's Profile Image Mark Davis
September 12th, 2012
This is a great solution to one of my problems. Where can we find this?
Commenter's Profile Image José Roberto Zanini Júnior
September 12th, 2012
Great solution. Where i can find this device?
Commenter's Profile Image Catherine Cech
September 13th, 2012
great idea...I agree with the rubber bands.. I have been using a glue gun for the last 5 years. 2 strips on each side of models really stabilizes during mounting
Commenter's Profile Image John
September 13th, 2012
I love mine too! Great Lakes Ortho sells these now.
Commenter's Profile Image Mary Anne Salcetti
September 13th, 2012
Hi everyone. The mounting device can be purchased through Great Lakes Ortho if you need the number let me know. You will really enjoy how easy it is to use!
Commenter's Profile Image Cory Butler
September 16th, 2012
Nice tidbit of info...should come in "handy" for our office with multiple docs! Thanks
Commenter's Profile Image Aly Sergie DDS
September 21st, 2012
You can also find these at the Pankey Store. The benefit of the buying one of these at Pankey is that they have a model that will fit almost every articulator. 800-472-6539 Ask for Mark Collis (305-428-5509 direct)