Advanced Endodontics


Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties
Toll Free (800) 662-1202
Phone (918) 493-6598
Fax (918) 493-6599

Outside USA & Canada,
Dentsply Sirona

The ProTaper Universal NiTi rotary instruments represented a revolutionary progression in root canal preparation procedures. It was the first system to offer active cutting edges, a progressively tapered design on a single file, and both Shaping and Finishing files. Over the past 13 years, these design features have catapulted this system to become the #1 selling file in the world, the #1 file choice of endodontists, and the #1 system taught in international dental schools to undergraduate students. ProTaper's dominant success is primarily linked to reproducible final shapes that promote 3D disinfection and filling root canal systems. ProTaper GOLD has the exact geometries as ProTaper Universal, but fortuitously has been metallurgically enhanced through heat treatment technology.

The ProTaper Universal / GOLD concept is logical, the instrument sequence is simple to understand, and the technique is easy to learn. The files may be used in any portion of a canal that has been instrumented to at least a size 15 hand file and has a confirmed, smooth and reproducible glide path. The set contains three (3) "Shaping" and five (5) "Finishing" instruments.

ProTaper Features

  • Enhanced Metallurgy (ProTaper GOLD)
  • Multiple Changing Tapers over each File's Cutting Blades
  • Convex Triangular Cross Section
  • Progressively Changing Helical Angle and Pitch
  • Variable Tip Diameters
  • Modified Guiding Tip
  • No Radial Lands
  • More Efficient Cutting Angle
  • Improved Safety
  • Short Handles
  • Eight (8) Instrument Series

Why GOLD? Gold offers increased flexibility and a 50% increase in cyclic fatigue resistance, which provides enhanced safety. According to an internal study by Dentsply, ProTaper GOLD is preferred over ProTaper Universal.