Alginate Mixing Systems
Definition : Mixers designed to blend a salt of alginic acid (i.e., alginate) with water (and appropriate additives if necessary) to produce a dental impression material that sets rapidly and irreversibly. These devices typically consist of an electrical mixer with a well, a container (e.g., cup) used to mix the alginate with water before placing in the mixer well, and external controls to operate the mixer. Alginate mixers are used to obtain smooth and uniform mixtures of dental impression materials in situ at the dentist office.
UMDC code : 16351