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Sani-Tip®

Sani-Tips single-piece construction does not include an inner core that protrudes from the base of the tip. The proprietary Sani-Tip adapter is missing an o-ring seal at the critical connection point which will cause water to crossover into the air channels.

Sani-Tip is noticeably lacking a tip-lock groove which makes it difficult to secure the tip inside your syringe. A loose tip can accidentally eject from the syringe and cause harm to patients. The Sani-Tip adapter is cumbersome for many users because it needs to be hand tightened each time a tip is inserted.

Sani-Tip is shorter in length which can make it difficult to deliver spray during certain procedures. Sani-Tip’s single-piece construction also prohibits it from being bent by the user during a procedure without sacrificing spray quality.

Sani-Tip has six small air channels, but lacks the precision of Quad Air Core. Sani-Tips air channels are sometimes inconsistent which can produce undesirable spray characteristics.

Seal-Tight®

Seal-Tight does not include an inner core that protrudes from the base of the tip. The proprietary Seal-Tight adapter is missing an o-ring seal at the critical connection point which will cause water to crossover into the air channels.

Seal-Tight is noticeably lacking a tip-lock groove which makes it difficult to secure the tip inside your syringe. The Seal-Tight proprietary adapter requires users to pinch and then push or pull a small plastic collar to change tips. This plastic collar mechanism has issues with brakage.

Seal-Tight is shorter in length which can make it difficult to deliver spray during certain procedures. Seal-Tight’s plastic material has a “memory effect” that makes it difficult to bend and maintain shape.

Seal-Tight has five air channels, but lacks the precision of Quad Air Core.

Safe-Tip EZ®

Safe-Tip EZ has metal inner core, that isn’t beveled, which causes excessive wear and tear on the O-Rings, resulting in leakage.

Although Safe-Tip EZ has a two-piece construction, the white plastic outer core is lacking any well-formed air channels inside. Instead, there is an uneven space for air to travel which causes unpredictable spray characteristics and degradation in performance.

Safe-Tip EZ is shorter in length which can make it difficult to deliver spray during certain procedures. The metal inner core makes it impossible for users to bend Safe-Tip EZ thereby limiting it’s versatility during certain procedures.

Safe-Tip EZ has a metal inner core that is not beveled and can be accidentally pushed above the outer core, affecting the ability to safely use for retraction. The metal inner core can also shift during procedures causing inconsistent spray patterns.

RisKontrol®

RisKontrol’s single-piece construction does not include an inner core that protrudes from the base of the tip. The proprietary RisKontrol adapter requires the user to slide the tip over two sharp metal tubes and is missing o-ring seals at the critical connection points which will cause water to crossover into the air channels. RisKontrol lacks the o-ring at the point of contact where the tip and syringe meet.

RisKontrol lacks a seal at connection point of tip and proprietary adapter, causing moisture in air chambers. Older versions of RisKontrol have been known to shoot off of adapter due to lack of secure.

RisKontrol is shorter in length which can make it difficult to deliver spray during certain procedures. RisKontrol does not come pre-bent with an angle suitable for most dental procedures. Users can try to bend the soft material, but the plastic has a significant memory effect which causes the tip to return to the original shape.

You can see that RisKontrol is designed with separate air and water channels, but most users experience a lot of water crossover because there aren’t o-rings where the channels make contact inside the adapter. Small bits of plastic from the tip have also been reported blowing into the patients mouth because of the sharp components inside the RisKontrol adapter.

Metal Tip (autoclavable)

Metal tips have a protrusion (inner core) to connect with an o-ring, but after repeated sterilization the inner core can shift inside the outer core which makes it unable to connect properly causing moisture crossover.

Metal tips have a tip-lock groove and also sometimes a second indicator groove to help users know the tip is inserted correctly. You might also notice that metal tips have air intake from two ports on the sides of the tip whereas all disposables have air intake located at the bottom of the tip.

Metal tips cannot be bent which limits versatility.

When it is brand new, a metal tip works OK and poses no thread to patient safety. But after the very first clinical use, performance starts to go down and risk goes way up. Have you seen an old metal tip? There are usually some very visible defects. Have you seen the inside of an old metal tip? It is what you can’t see that is the real cause for serious concern.

Spree®

Spree’s single-piece construction does not include an inner core that protrudes from the base of the tip. There is only a single channel for both air an water so constant expelling of large bursts of water is required.

Spree has a tip-lock groove to help secure tip inside syringe.

Spree is shorter in length which can make it difficult to deliver spray during certain procedures.

Spree is very inexpensive because it is lacking critical features such as separate air and water channels. For any cosmetic dentistry or other procedure requiring dry air, Spree is not a good option.

FlashTips®

FlashTips is intended to look similar to Starz Tipz but it lacks the same quality control. Many users report that there are a lot of defective tips in the bag

FlashTips have an unnecessary second groove above the tip-lock groove. This is an indicator line that is supposed to tell the user if the tip is inserted correctly.

FlashTips are the same length, and come pre-bent at a similar angle. Some users have reported that FlashTips are more brittle and prone to breaking inside the syringe.

FlashTips air channels are uneven, flawed and only able to offer mediocre spray characteristics.

Other Tips

Most of these other Tips are a single piece design that weakens the inner core which can cause breakage inside the syringe. The crude process used to make these Other Tips also often leaves residual plastic bits (burrs) that can clog the air channels and/or be sprayed into the patients mouth.

Many other tips being offered as cheap alternatives are made in China and lack the benefit of good manufacturing practices and are made from non-FDA approval material.

Other Tips can be fragile and should not be bent or they will break. This limits their versatility during many procedures.

Sometimes you get less than what you pay for. Most people purchase other tips to save a few pennies, but in the long run they come to find it is not worth the frustration. Other tips share a common set of flaws. Low tolerances and poor quality control are guaranteed to cause moisture crossover, broken tips and wild spray characteristics.

Information to all tips:
Sani-Tip®, Seal-Tight®, Safe-Tip EZ®, RisKontrol®, Spree® and FlashTips® are registered trademarks to their respective companies and are in no way associated with Starz Tipz®, Young® Innovations, or any of their affiliates.

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