RECIPROC blue

The universal and flexible instrument for the majority of cases
Part of the Reciproc family

  • Easy & Efficient
  • Safe
  • Flexible
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Constantly striving for innovation, VDW developed a heat treatment solution to bring more flexibility to NiTi. Five years after launching RECIPROC®, VDW presented RECIPROC® blue in 2016 – an universal and flexible instrument for the majority of cases.

RECIPROC blue instruments are produced with Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) that goes through an innovative heat treatment, modifying its molecular structure to give it increased resistance to cyclic fatigue and additional flexibility as well as its characteristic blue color.

The Reciproc family (RECIPROC and RECIPROC blue) is the biggest achievement in VDW history with over 22 million files sold until today, making VDW one of the market leaders for reciprocating instruments worldwide. Since launching, more than 400 studies and scientific publications from all over the world have supported the benefits of the Reciproc family.

 

 

Product information

Easy

  • RECIPROC blue instruments are designed for one file shaping. Thus, a root canal can be completely prepared with only one reciprocating instrument – without creating a glide path  in the majority of cases.
  • Root canal preparation with RECIPROC blue is easy to learn and easy to teach – with less likelihood of procedural errors* compared to rotary NiTi systems.
  • The selection of the file is easy. Choose the member of the Reciproc family that suits your case best.

Efficient

  • The s-shaped cross-section progresses smoothly and cuts efficiently thanks to its special design. The instrument moves without pushing, so that stress on dentin is minimized.
  • The root canal preparation time is reduced. Less time for shaping means more time for disinfection and more patients treated.
  • Files are made to be used for a single treatment only for constant cutting efficiency.

Safe

  • The original reciprocating motion with its specific angles of rotation as well as its controlled acceleration and deceleration lead to higher resistance to cyclic fatigue and a reduced risk of instrument fracture.
  • Provided in sterile blisters for single use, RECIPROC blue instruments offer a reduced risk of cross contamination.
  • An overuse of files is prevented thanks to the single use instrument approach.

Flexible

  • The instrument progresses smoothly into the canal thanks to the heat treated NiTi alloy.
  • It is possible to prebend the instrument for an easier access to the canal.
  • The instrument follows the natural canal anatomy smoothly thanks to its blue heat treatment making the file more flexible.
  • The flexibility obtained by the blue heat treatment improves the centering abilities of the instrument to reduce canal transportation.

*Source: Internal data, VDW Munich, 2010

Product overview

Blister pack of 6 instruments

Size/Taper
21mm
21mm
25mm
31mm
R25
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R40
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R50
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Blister pack of 4 instruments

Size/Taper
21mm
21mm
25mm
31mm
R25
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V040052025025
V040052031025
R40
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V040052025040
V040052031040
R50
V040052021050
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Accessories

VDW.FLO Endo Organizer

Multifunctional drawer insert, equipment trolley and table tray in a single unit

Endo Training Tooth

Plastic tooth for endodontic training

Videos

VDW RECIPROC blue - Special wire

RECIPROC blue - Canal preparation with training block

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Expert opinions

Canada

Prof. Ghassan Yared

The centering ability of the reciprocation motion, and the design of the RECIPROC blue instrument and its enhanced physical properties allow the RECIPROC blue to follow the path of least resistance, which is the canal, without any prior instrumentation, and to be used efficiently for the preparation of strongly curved and calcified canals without a glide path.

FAQ

Which motor settings should I use?

The angles of reciprocation are precise and specific to the design of the Reciproc instruments and the VDW motors to ensure that the load on the instrument does not exceed its elastic limit. Thus, the risk of instrument fracture can be minimized. The Reciproc settings in the VDW motors have been selected and tested specifically for Reciproc instruments. RECIPROC® and RECIPROC® blue are used with the same motor settings: RECIPROC all.

What’s the difference between RECIPROC and RECIPROC blue?

RECIPROC® blue is heat treated which results in its blue color and increased flexibility of 40% compared to RECIPROC®. Furthermore, RECIPROC® blue is more resistant to cyclic fatigue.

Can RECIPROC Gutta-Percha also be used for RECIRPOC blue obturation and vice versa?

You can use RECIRPOC® obturation material for canals shaped with RECIPROC® blue or the other way round. Yet, VDW recommends to use RECIPROC® blue obturation material for canals shaped with RECIPROC® blue or RECIPROC® as we increased the fit of the Gutta-Percha.

In which lengths and in which ISO size is RECIPROC blue available?

R25 regressive taper .08

R40 regressive taper .06

R50 regressive taper .05

Lengths: 21mm, 25mm, 31mm

Additional product information

For narrow canals:
R25 prepares the root canal to a diameter of 0.25 mm with a taper of .08 over the first apical millimeters.

For medium canals:
R40 prepares the root canal to a diameter of 0.40 mm with a taper of .06 over the first apical millimeters.

For wide canals:
R50 prepares the root canal to a diameter of 0.50 mm with a taper of .05 over the first apical millimeters.

 

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