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scaler

[skāl·ər]
(electronics)
A circuit that produces an output pulse when a prescribed number of input pulses is received. Also known as counter; scaling circuit.

scaler

(1) An electronic circuit that resizes an input signal to fit on a screen with a higher or lower resolution. It may also refer to software that resizes graphics or video. See upconvert, video scaling and video processor.

(2) Products that can be upgraded to much larger capacities or that will automatically expand to accommodate much greater volume. See scale and scalable.
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No study in literature is done on the use of sonic scalers for bracket debonding.
This finding is consistent with the findings of previous reports comparing the efficiency of hand scalers with ultrasonic and sonic scalers in plaque removal from implant surfaces.
Recent research supports the use of ultrasonic or sonic scalers for a wide variety of patient care purposes.
Gross, et al., compared aerosol generation and potential depth of respiratory tract penetration among a magnetostrictive ultrasonic scaler, piezoelectric ultrasonic scaler, and sonic scaler.[16] There were no significant differences in total CFU/ cubic foot among the scalers, nor in treatment groups between simulated respiratory levels.