Idea Exchange: A novel way to sharpen winged dental elevators

Dec 01, 2005
By staff

I use a 4-in, conically shaped diamond pocket file (Woodstock International) to sharpen and repair winged dental elevators. By using this file and some mineral oil, I have a sharp, ding-free instrument in three to five minutes. I bought the file at a power tool store for $7.

Dr. Jeffrey Rhody
Laurel, Md.