scal·​er | \ ˈskā-lər How to pronounce scaler (audio) \

Definition of scaler

1 : one that scales
2 : a dental instrument for removing tartar from teeth

Examples of scaler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Key examples of foundational technologies and processes include but are not limited to cloud platforms (private, public and hybrid) and any particular hyper-scaler. Rupert Chapman, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 This kit includes a tartar scraper, a dental scaler, a dental tooth pick, and a dental mirror. Chris Hachey, BGR, 22 June 2021 Enterprises run the risk of locking their business into one hyper-scaler’s vision for the edge instead of their own. Sanjay Uppal, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Foley said Kaiser also held its own, small-scaler clinic last weekend to prepare and as is pleased with the results. oregonlive, 20 Jan. 2021 Tiersky adds that your dentist might avoid using one specific dental tool, an ultrasonic scaler, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Hannah Herrera Greenspan,, 19 Dec. 2020 Some offices may still not be using the ultrasonic scaler for cleanings. Hannah Herrera Greenspan,, 19 Dec. 2020 The board bolstered the quality of personal protective equipment that offices must supply during procedures in which drills, electric brushes, scalers and suction devices can spew patients’ saliva, mucus and blood into the air. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 1 May 2020 While toothbrushing and flossing help, the best way to remove biofilm like dental plaque is for a professional such as a dentist or hygienist to remove it with sharp instruments or ultrasonic scalers. Frank Scannapieco, The Conversation, 17 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of scaler

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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scal·​er | \ ˈskā-lər How to pronounce scaler (audio) \

Medical Definition of scaler

: any of various dental instruments for removing tartar from teeth


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