Recently, the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device, and Diagnostic Development (CID4) awarded $200,000 to Sapphire Technology LLC to continue the development of sapphire dental instruments. Sapphire is highest on the Mohs hardness scale which is the universal standard for measuring gemstone and mineral hardness. Currently, dental tools are made up of metal tips which can sometimes stick to dental composite materials. The new dental tools that will be made with sapphire tips will not stick to dental composite filling materials because of sapphire’s hardness and polish. This new advanced tool would allow for more accurate placement during dental work.
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