Ascent PX LED Curing Light
The Ascent PX comes to you from CAO Group, the originator of the LED curing light. Designed to cure quickly and completely, Ascent PX has four modes including a high powered five-second cure. The dual wavelength spectral output of 377-490nm cures any light-cured dental material available today.
Long battery life provides up to 3 days of usage
Cradle with a built-in radiometer. Charges up to 3 lights simultaneously
Easy access into the mouthThe revolutionary ergonomic design enables the Ascent PX to easily reach all sites, delivering a complete cure without sacrificing patient or practitioner comfort. The buccal corridor is easily accessible with the Ascent PX 360° rotating head. The unique LEDs are engineered to focus on a footprint that approximates the natural shape of teeth. The curing light footprint dimensions (approximately 9 - 11mm) make it ideal for setting light-cured cement of orthodontic brackets. Ascent PX cures well in a Class II box as well as at the surface.
With CAO patented technology, the broad spectrum output pf Ascent PX cures all photoinitiated curing materials.
Ascent PX Curing Light - Features - CAO Group, Inc. Dr. Michael Koceja
Ascent PX Curing Light - CAO Group Inc - Dr. Randal Hadfield
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences between the Ascent PX and the Ascent OL5?
Both the Ascent PX and the Ascent OL5 are exceptional curing lights. The Ascent OL5 light intensity is >800mW/cm2 and the Ascent PX has up to >2000mW/cm2. The Ascent PX is also cordless and has a 360° rotating head. Both are excellent curing lights and effectively cure all photoinitiators.
What would I use the Boost mode for?
Average light intensity for the Ascent PX is 1500 mW/cm2. Boost mode supports a higher intensity of 2000 mW/cm2 allowing for a fast 5 second cure. It is a fast way to cure brackets, sealants, manage an uncooperative or wiggly child quickly, and more.
What comes in the box?
Ascent® PX LED Curing Light (001-00049) Contains:
1 curing light
1 wand (001-00052)
1-3 position charging base (001-00051)
1 power cord
50 disposable barrier sleeves
1 protection shield (001-00060)
Replacement 250pk barrier sleeves are sold separately (001-00058)
Can the Ascent PX be purchased without the charging base?
Yes, The Ascent PX charging base that is included in the complete kit is capable of charging up to three units at a time. The light-only kit is available exclusively through Henry Schein. Ascent PX LED Curing Light Only (001-00050)
How can I address shrinkage when using the Boost mode?
There are a number of ways to minimize the stress of shrinkage: One is to place and cure materials in layers. Another option is to reduce the surface area cured at a time by placing materials in a wedge and allow materials to rest by granting a few seconds of time to pass between cures.
What cleaning agents are compatible with the Ascent PX?
The Ascent PX curing light is sealed so it can be surface cleaned and disinfected using an appropriate disinfectant towelette or a cloth soaked in surface disinfectant. Below is a partial list of suggested surface disinfectants:
• Chlorhexidine gluconate
• 70% Isopropyl alcohol
• Water-based phenolics
• Dual or synergized quaternary ammoniums
DO NOT use harsh abrasives. DO NOT autoclave or otherwise sterilize these components. The amber shield provided may be immersed in the solution but DO NOT autoclave or otherwise sterilize.
What is the Ascent PX’s depth of cure?
The depth of cure is dependent on a number of factors that are less dependent on the light used and more on the materials. Darker color resins require more curing time. Curing thin layers of restorative material or bonding agents requires less time. Microfills require more curing time than micro-hybrids, nanohybrids, or nanofills. Curing through ceramic adds more required curing time. The further the light is placed on the material being cured, the longer the curing takes. Refer to the insert included with the curing materials for recommended curing times for best results.
Where do I buy the Ascent PX?
The Ascent PX is exclusively available through Henry Schein.
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