Distributed By: DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties DENTSPLY International, Inc. 608 Rolling Hills Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604 USA 1.800.662.1202 • Fax: 1.800.597.2779 www.tulsadentalspecialties.com Manufactured By: Aseptico, Inc. 8333 216th St. SE Woodinville, WA 98072, USA Manufactured under US patent #6,991,457 and other foreign patents pending.
Symbol Descriptions Fuse ratings: 115V: 0.6A 115V: 0.6A 230V: 0.3A 230V: 0.3A 250V SLO-BLO 250V SLO-BLO Type BF Applied Part Attention – Consult Accompanying Documents Class II Equipment Dangerous Voltage Alternating Current Hot Surface Nonreturnable if Seal Is Broken Caution, this product contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions.
Intended Use Calamus Dual is an integrated device designed for warm vertical ® obturation. The Dual contains handpieces that are used for down pack (Pack) and backfill (Flow) techniques to obturate the root canal system. The Pack handpiece is intended to heat Electric Heat Pluggers for warming and softening gutta-percha master cones and searing off gutta-percha cones.
Warnings Failure to adhere to the following instructions or blatant misuse of the device and/or related components will be considered abuse of the device and will void all warranty responsibilities. • The gutta-percha cartridges may contain dry natural rubber or latex which may cause an allergic reaction.
Precautions • A dental dam should be used with any dental procedure. • Always unplug the unit before changing fuses or adjusting the voltage selector. • Applying excessive downward pressure or not allowing the device to back out of the canal, may result in a broken cannula. •...
Directions For Use Setting Up The Dual Figure 2 Component & Console Handpiece Cartridge Nut Identification Flow Handpiece Gutta-Percha Level 360° Activation Cuff Indicator Pack Handpiece 360° Activation Cuff Up/Down Arrow Pack Activation Indicator Buttons Blue LED Indicates Pack Blue LED Indicates Flow Side In Use Side In Use Numerical LED Display...
3. Handpieces: Clean the exterior of the handpieces with a soft cloth moistened with mild non-chlorinated detergent or disinfecting solution. • Do not use disinfecting solutions which contain phenol, anti- corrosives, very acidic or very alkaline solutions - do not submerge handpieces.
10. Flow Handpiece: Unscrew and remove the cartridge nut from the handpiece. See Fig. 6. Figure 6 Cartridge Flow Handpiece • Turn the unit ‘OFF’ before inserting or replacing a cartridge. • Insert a cartridge into the handpiece, cannula facing outward. •...
Console Instructions Turning the device on: • Press the Power On/Off button located on the front panel. • Power is applied and removed to the device by alternately pressing and releasing this switch. • The left side of the console keypad controls the Pack handpiece, while buttons on the right side control Flow handpiece.
PACK Programming: Temperature Settings: • Press the button on the left (Pack) side of the keypad and then use the buttons to set the desired temperature. • The LED light to the right of the button will illuminate indicating the temperature setting has been enabled. ª...
FLOW Programming Temperature Settings: • Press the button on the right (Flow) side of the keypad and then use the buttons to set the desired temperature. • The LED light next to the button will flash, indicating that the Flow handpiece is heating up. Once the device has reached set temperature, the LED light next to the button will light steadily.
Pack Handpiece Instructions PACK Operation: • Press the 360° activation cuff on the handpiece to begin heating the EHP to the selected temperature setting. See Fig. 8. Figure 8 360° Pack Activation Handpiece Cuff Components Electric Heat Plugger (EHP) Activation Indicator Light ª...
Flow Handpiece Instructions FLOW Operation: • For optimal performance the bending tool should always be used to create the desired cannula curve. Figure 9 Bending Flow Handpiece 360° Tool Components Activation Ventilation Gap Cuff Heat Cartridge Nut Shield Gutta-Percha Level Indicator •...
FLOW Standby Mode: • After 20 minutes of inactivity, the Flow heater will shut off and slowly cool to room temperature. The LED will also go out. • Press any button on the Flow side of the console to reactivate the handpiece.
Fuse Replacement Instructions Replacing the fuses: Replacement Fuses: ® 115V: 600 mA, 250V rated Slo-Blo type (Fuse size: 5 x 20mm) ® 230V: 300 mA, 250V rated Slo-Blo type (Fuse size: 5 x 20mm) ® NOTE: The Calamus Dual is manufactured with 250V 600 mA rated fuses installed for a 115VAC power source.
Sterilization & Maintenance Failure to adhere to the following instructions or blatant misuse of the device and/or related components will be considered abuse of the device and will void all warranty responsibilities. Control Console • Clean the exterior of the console by wiping with a soft cloth moistened with mild non-chlorinated detergent or disinfecting solution.
• Handpieces can be removed from the console for repair or replacement. Gently pull the connection shield back (1) while simultaneously pulling the handpiece connector from the ® Calamus Dual console (2). See Fig. 12 Figure 12 Removing Handpieces Gently Pull Pull Handpiece Connection Connector...
Electric Heat Pluggers & Thermal Response Tip Electric Heat Pluggers (EHP) and Thermal Response Tip (TRT) must be disinfected and sterilized before every use: 1. Gently use a soft brush for removal of debris. 2. Clean the EHPs and TRTs under running water for a minimum of 1 minute using water and a mild, non-abrasive, detergent or disinfectant.
Maintenance ® For optimal performance and device life, maintenance of the Calamus Dual should be performed at least every 12 months. FLOW Cartridge Chamber Over time gutta-percha can build up or become trapped in the cartridge chamber of the FLOW Handpiece. This is normal. To Remove: 1.
Clinical Techniques ® ® • Only use Calamus cartridges and Calamus Electric Heat Pluggers ® with the Calamus Dual device. ® • Always use root canal sealer when obturating with any Calamus obturation device. • Actual temperature in the root canal largely depends on the amount of filling material used.
Cone-Fit & Plugger Selection 1. Prepare the canal optimally recognizing shaping facilitates 3D cleaning and filling. ® 2. Select a larger size Calamus manual plugger that will work passively and effectively over a range of a few millimeters in the coronal one- third of the canal.
® Calamus Downpack: Vertical Condensation 1. Activate the Calamus ® EHP and sear off the master cone at the level of the orifice. ® 2. Select the larger size, prefit Calamus manual plugger and step its working end around the circumference of the canal using short, firm strokes to move gutta-percha apically, clean the canal walls and flatten the material.
® Calamus Downpack: Continuous Wave Technique ® 1. Activate the Calamus EHP and sear off the master cone at the level of the orifice. ® 2. Select the larger size, prefit Calamus manual plugger and step its working end around the circumference of the canal using short, firm strokes to move gutta-percha apically, clean the canal walls and flatten the material.
® Calamus Downpack: Hybrid Technique (A combination of Vertical Condensation & Continuous Wave Techniques) ® 1. Activate the Calamus EHP and sear off the master cone at the level of the orifice. ® 2. Select the larger size, prefit Calamus manual plugger and step its working end around the circumference of the canal using short, firm strokes to move gutta-percha apically, clean the canal walls and...
® Calamus Backfill 1. Position the tip of the warm cannula against the previously packed gutta-percha material for 5 seconds. 2. Hold the Flow handpiece lightly so it will back out of the canal during use. Press the 360° activation cuff and dispense a small 2 to 3 mm segment of warm gutta-percha into this region of the canal.
Troubleshooting Device does not turn on: • Verify that power cord is plugged into the device and into wall outlet. • Unplug device and check fuse. If fuse is blown, replace it. See Directions For Use: Fuse Replacement Instructions. Pack Handpiece does not work: •...
FLOW - Delivery plunger does not retract: • Shut device off, and then turn back on. • Press the button. • Press the activation cuff to move the plunger forward then press the button. FLOW - Motor stops turning: • The cannula may have been placed too firmly in the canal, replace the cartridge.
Warranty ® Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties (TDS) warrants the Calamus Dual against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of original invoice. TDS does not warrant any other products that come along with the device, such as Electric Heat Pluggers or cartridges for example, as they are consumables.