By: Mustafa Shah-Khan, DDS
People ask me all the time – “Why do you spend $7 per ball for Pro VI’s?” My response has always been – ‘because they just feel better, and I feel like I play better with them.’
When I looked into it, I found out that the ProVI is mechanically held to a different standard. They are higher in compression and are made of high quality 352 dimple urethane elastomeric covers. This allows for better distance, increased backspin as well as being able to use them for quite a few rounds without noticing a decrease in performance. Each ball also plays the same no matter when or where I buy them. To me, it is like Komet diamonds in my dental practice. I previously used another leading company’s burs in my practice until one day when I reached for a 0.16 bur and it looked just like a 0.18. With exact bur diameter being a huge thing in dentistry, I started to wonder what was going on. To my surprise, I found out that this major bur company was not having three different manufacturers make their burs and still packaging them as their own. I happened to look further and found out that Komet had previously manufactured all of this company’s diamonds but no longer did that. As I tried Komet burs, I realized that these are the Pro VI’s of dental diamonds. Once I tried them, I discovered that they had better performance and cutting efficiency. I also noticed that the size of the burs was dead on every time. Each bur delivered high-quality results and also proved to last longer than competitor burs. The best part was I found out that while they could be priced like $7 ProVI’s, by being a Synergy Dental Partners’ member, I was able to get them at the same price as many single-use disposable diamonds.