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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General Description: Manufactured by Dentsply, Sani-Tip® is a clear plastic tip with no protrusion (inner core). There is a center lumen for water with six surrounding lumens for air. Sani-Tip® requires a proprietary adapter on all syringes including A-dec and DCI. The Sani-Tip® adapter is recognizable with its thumb-nut design that requires the user to loosen and tighten. Free Crystal Tip® adapters will be provided to anyone switching from Sani-Tip®.

Sani-Tip® vs Crystal Tip®

Questions Sani-Tip® 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.