Veterinary Dental Curettes

Curettes are used for cleaning subgingival debris from the teeth. Some curettes are also used for smoothing bone after extraction. The pod range of curettes have a variety of blade angles designed to provide the perfect access no matter what patient you are working on. Hand crafted in New Zealand, pod dental curettes are quality instruments provided with a five year manufacturer’s guarantee and responsibly manufactured through a unique recycling programme. The blades are made from surgical quality stainless steel to facilitate precise and effortless cleaning while the ergonomic handles are made from recycled stainless steel. This recycled stainless steel is sourced from old instruments and we welcome you to help us to care for our environment by sending us your old instruments.

pod Curette Range

pod Standard
Gracey Curette

Item Code : PODSGC

pod Miniature
Gracey Curette

Item Code : PODMGC

pod Universal Columbia Curette

Item Code : PODUCC

pod Universal Barnhart Curette

Item Code : PODUBC


pod Gracey Curette

Originally designed as a finishing curette, the pod Gracey Curette has an off set cutting blade positioned at a 70 degree angle. There is one cutting edge, a lower edge and a rolled back edge to protect soft tissue. The blade of a Gracey Curette is correctly positioned when the lower cutting edge is against the tooth, and the shank is parallel to the tooth surface being scaled. Apply lateral pressure against the tooth root and pull upwards, maintaining the parallel position of the shank to the tooth surface. This will remove debris and endotoxins from the surface of the root. In some cases it may be necessary to make a mucoperiosteal flap to view the tooth structure as you remove debris and endotoxins from the patient.

pod Universal Curette

pod Universal Curettes have a blade set at 90 degrees to the shank. The universal curette has two cutting surfaces, one at the top and the other on the lateral face of the instrument. The blade of a universal curette is correctly positioned when the lateral cutting edge is against the tooth, and the top blade is positioned at approximately 85 degrees to the tooth surface. The shank base is held parallel to the tooth surface being scaled. Apply lateral pressure against the tooth root and pull upwards with lateral pressure on the tooth to maintain contact. This will remove debris and endotoxins from the surface of the root.


Remember that  VDS will recycle your old instruments. When you send us your old dental or surgical instruments the stainless steel is recycled and used to make the handles of brand new pod veterinary dental instruments. Help us by acting responsibly to care for our environment.