Also known as the Sheperd's Hook, this instrument is arguably the most popular explorer for caries detection.
Explorers are manufactured with spring steel tips to provide convenient interproximal access. Tensile strength and flexibility is maintained giving the practitioner better feel for decay and tooth anomalies.
The ergonomically designed handle is solid resin. Weighing in at only 13 grams it makes PDT instruments some of the lightest on the market, and the comfortable large diameter handle has extended knurling for superior control and greater manoeuverability that allows for the ultimate tactile sensitivity.