Raising the Bar for Endodontic Instrumentation
Doctors usually have to make a choice during endodontic procedures: do they want the safety of reciprocation, or do they want the efficient debris removal provided by rotary movement? With the Genius endodontic motor and file system, they don’t have to choose.
The Genius endodontic system is the first of its kind. The motor and uniquely designed files are compatible with both asymmetric reciprocation and rotary, allowing doctors to switch between the two movements with the touch of a button.
Dr. Carlos Ramos, manager of the endodontic segment of Ultradent’s Research and Development team, first developed the concept behind the Genius endodontic system when he was working as an endodontic specialist in his private practice and as a professor at State University of Londrina in Brazil. He brought his ideas with him when he joined Ultradent, where the potential for this groundbreaking tool was immediately recognized. In January of 2013, development of the Genius endodontic system officially began.
The development of the Genius system was a labor of love that took nearly three years to complete. There were two unique components of the Genius system that needed to be developed and refined: the motor and the files. Although motors capable of rotary movement or reciprocation have been available to dentists for a while, the Research and Development team had to find a way to combine those two capabilities into one intuitive machine. Then, the team needed to design unique files that were compatible with both reciprocation and rotary movement, so doctors could move from one motion to the other without the need to exchange files.
Tami Anderson, brand manager over endodontics for Ultradent, said that the design of the files was essential to the success of the system. “The key was creating files that didn’t just work, but were specifically made to pair with the Genius motor.”
After a long, careful process of research, development, creation, and refinement, the Genius endodontic system was officially released to Ultradent customers in September 2015.