Crystal Tip®

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No matter what air/water syringe tip you currently use, there are many good reasons to consider switching to the best tip. We've literally dissected the competition so that you can see the differences. Crystal Tip® is the gold standard when it comes to air/water syringe tips. Click on any of the tip images below for a detailed comparative analysis.

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Other Tips

No Adapter Required

General Description: Manufactured by various companies, "Other Tips" include all of the house brands and private label brands offered by distributors. These Other Tips are plastic with a protrusion (inner core), and come in a variety of colors including all clear, solid white, and solid blue. There is a center lumen for water surrounded by multiple lumens for air (typically four air channels). Other Tips as described do not require a proprietary adapter on A-dec® or DCI® type syringes, and there are no adapters available for International syringes such as Kavo®, Sirona®, etc. Crystal Tip® is directly interchangeable with these Other Tips.

Other Tips vs Crystal Tip®

Questions Other Tips Crystal Tip®
Requires a Proprietary Adapter
Interchangable with Metal Tips
Same Length as Metal Tips
Separate Air/Water Chambers
Can See Air Chamber to Assure no Moisture
Has O-Ring Tip-Lock Groove for a Secure Fit
Can Assure Dry Air on Contact
Free Adapters
Has Dual-Body Construction
Has Exchange Program
Has Competitive Upgrade Program
Has Customer Loyalty Program
Has Crystal Rewards Program


  • Water leaks.
  • Weak bonding due to moisture crossover.
  • Loose tips can be hazardous.
  • Very expensive tip for non-performance.
Sani-Tip® users have developed the bad habit of clearing moisture crossover on their pants, patient bib, floor, mirror, etc. This annoying problem originates in the flawed design of the tip and adapter. The tip is made from one of the hardest plastic materials, polycarbonate, and is lacking a connection point for an o-ring. A pliable, flexible o-ring is essential to creating a reliable water seal inside your syringe. The Sani-Tip® adapter also needs close attention or the tips can be seated improperly.