Dental care

The Vector® principle – the benchmark in the business of painless treatment

Vector®: Powerful with ultrasound

Over 20 years ago, DÜRR DENTAL developed its unique vibration deflection and set new standards in the field of painless, minimally invasive periodontitis treatment with the Vector® System. The ultrasonic energy is diverted to the place where it is needed in a linear direction and instruments move parallel to the surface of the root. This enables vibration-free operation and can be incorporated into a clinically efficient and minimally invasive treatment plan.

Conducted through the ring

The Vector® principle skilfully reshapes ultrasonic oscillations into a linear up-and-down motion. The core element is a resonance ring, which is briefly deformed by high frequency stimulation and then returns to its starting position. With this ultra-rapid change of shape, the resonance ring reshapes the ultrasonic oscillations through 90° into a linear movement of the instrument. This means that instruments move axially in parallel to the tooth surface, eliminating the unwanted vibrations that otherwise occur while working.

Outstanding sensitivity of touch

With Vector® Paro you can completely trust your senses when administering treatment. This is because the unique oscillation deflection allows the therapist to control his or her highly sensitive work precisely, since the ultrasonic instruments work completely without unwanted vibrations. Already during the treatment process, the quality of the surface being treated can be controlled thanks to a high degree of touch sensitivity. This is enabled by the linear motion of the instrument. This ensures completely vibration-free work and enables touch control comparable to that of a diagnostic probe. As the instruments move parallel to the root surface, the Vector® Paro can be used for clinically efficient and non-traumatic treatment.

The Vector® system – a synergy of design and function

Treatment spectrum of Vector® system – versatile and effective

Treatment spectrum with the Vector® handpiece

The Vector® handpiece with its unique oscillation deflection allows an especially gentle subgingival treatment.

Treatment spectrum with the Vector® handpiece

Periodontal treatment with the Paro handpiece: initial therapy

The main targets for the initial treatment are thorough removal of biofilm and the mineralised components of the biofilm in the form of calculus, and smoothing of the root surface down to the base of the pockets. Although the mineral ingredients do not actually trigger periodontal inflammation, they provide an ideal breeding ground for renewed growth of periodontal pathogenic germs.

The precisely coordinated Paro instruments are made from high-quality surgical steel and allow this type of treatment to be carried out in a clinically efficient and successful manner. Superfine particles of hydroxylapatite and calcium phosphate in the Vector® Fluid polish promote effective cleaning in conjunction with the Vector® system. The suspension reduces hypersensitivity during treatment. The pocket is always rinsed out thoroughly. Thanks to hydrodynamic effects, the bacterial count is reduced dramatically.


Even after thorough cleaning of the root surface, bacteria will resettle in the periodontal pockets within a few days. For this reason, the initial therapy must always be followed by maintenance therapy or even supportive periodontitis treatment (SPT) at regular intervals in order to prevent reinfection of the pockets. The intervals between recall sessions must be determined individually for each patient.

The Vector system offers ideal instruments for this type of treatment made of flexible plastic, along with carbon fibre-reinforced probes and prophylaxis curettes. As a result, the risk of damaging the root surface or the danger of an unintended tissue traumatisation is very low. Biofilm is removed thanks to the gentle yet dynamic ultrasonic treatment with the Vector® Paro or Paro Pro in combination with Vector® Fluid polish. This cleaning process leaves the tooth surface noticeably smoother, helping to prevent bacteria from resettling again.

Front teeth

In order to keep dental implants and periimplant soft tissue healthy, regular and systematic removal of bacterial deposits and biofilm is absolutely vital – just like for prophylaxis treatment for gingivitis and periodontitis. Implants are surrounded by bacterial plaque. Regular professional cleaning is essential here. Otherwise, inflammatory changes in the soft tissue can occur that – in the worst-case scenario – can lead to loss of the implant.

Vector® recall/implant instruments are specially designed for this type of treatment. They permit reliable and thorough cleaning of implant surfaces without damaging the implant. Instruments made of special fibre-reinforced composites as well as plastic instruments specially made for the treatment of implant surfaces can be used effectively in peri-implantitis treatment.

Treatment spectrum with the Scaler handpiece

The Scaler handpiece is equipped with 6 powerful LEDs for the best possible overview of the work as it is being carried out.

Treatment spectrum with the Scaler handpiece

Varied applications

Professional dental cleaning is possible to the highest standards with the Scaler handpiece from Dürr Dental. Particularly slender instruments for supra- and subgingival treatment enable efficient but gentle plaque removal.

The piezo-ceramic drive allows efficient removal of deposits while providing the best and gentlest possible protection of sensitive tissue structures. The fact that the Scaler handpiece can be partially dismantled makes cleaning and disinfection particularly easy.

A technical highlight

In addition to the modern and timeless unit design and the ergonomic Scaler handpiece, six powerful LEDs, connected in parallel, ensure the best possible lighting – even in areas that are hard to see. The sterilisable light conductors combine a long service life with excellent cost-effectiveness.

This is what matters
Patient comfort

Because it is a painless treatment


Bacteria are reduced, biofilm is removed gently yet effectively


The causes of periodontitis are targeted


Root surface cleaning right down to the bottom of the pockets

I have been working with Vector® for over 15 years. Treatment outcomes are much better than with standard periodontal treatment. Long-term follow-ups back this up too.

Michael Schlamp

Dentist at the Zahnärzte im Bazaar practice in Cologne