RECIPROC

The instrument particularly efficient for retreatments
Part of the Reciproc family

  • Easy
  • Safe
  • Efficient
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2011 was a milestone in VDW history, marking a paradigm shift in endodontics. With RECIPROC®, VDW launched a reciprocating one-file shaping system in combination with a new motion which would soon become a pillar in root canal treatment. The instrument demonstrates its particular efficiency when used for retreatments.

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 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 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.

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 instruments offer a reduced risk of cross contamination.
  • An overuse of files is prevented thanks to the single use instrument approach.

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.

*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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R40
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R50
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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 - Intro

VDW RECIPROC - Safer than ever before: The reciprocating movement

VDW RECIPROC - Easier than ever before: Instrument design and work flow on a 3D model

VDW RECIPROC - More time-saving than ever before: Sterile single-use instruments

VDW RECIPROC - More user friendly than ever: User tests

VDW Dental · How To: Dr. Grzegorz Witkowski and Dr. Enrico Cassai presenting VDW RECIPROC

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Expert opinions

Italy

Dr. Nicola M. Grande

Nowadays, when I have a retreatment scheduled and for any reason I do not have a RECIPROC® R25 available, I might even reschedule the appointment. There is a technical reason why this file can be considered the best for retreatment on the market: thanks to the movement and thespecific technical features, it can work without a previously established glide path, and in retreatment we always work without it. The excellent cutting action and the specific tip design do the rest.

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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 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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