Inside Dental Products
Volume 4, Issue 1
Published by AEGIS Communications
Power. Torque. Ergonomics. Durability. Today’s handpieces are precision engineered to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of essential dental tasks. The two main types of handpieces—air-turbine and electric—each has unique characteristics with associated advantages and disadvantages. Excellent results can be achieved with both, so the choice of one over another rests with the clinician’s own training, experience, practice needs, and style of working.
Add-ons expand the utility of handpieces even further. Some feature LED light attachments, increasing intraoral visibility. Others offer heads with a 360° swivel, increasing operator comfort. Still other handpieces are specifically built to handle a multitude of different heads and contra angles, which enables operators to comfortably access even difficult-to-reach areas in the patient’s mouth with the same instrument.
Clinicians switching from one type of handpiece to another should be aware of crucial differences, as there may be a learning curve involved. For example, those accustomed to air-driven handpieces need to adapt to the constant torque provided by an electric handpiece by using a lighter touch to avoid over-preparation of tooth structure.
The value of a handpiece is how seamlessly it fits into your workflow, allowing you to focus on patient care. Evaluating today’s handpieces begins with recognition of the value you place on some features over others, followed by hands-on research. Finding the right fit will maximize productivity from many angles.
Power Up with the Classic American Handpiece
Built by hand in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, each handpiece in the StarDental® 430 Series from DentalEZ quickly becomes a favorite of the entire dental team. Featuring a small head–high torque design, its low noise level reduces the possibility of auditory damage and provides a more relaxing patient experience. The small head design improves oral accessibility and visibility, while the high torque enables fast and precise removal of tooth surface and amalgam.
Handpieces Created without Compromise
SciCan’s engineers have developed a range of handpieces that use the finest quality components: STATIS® high-performance air-driven handpieces offer consistent power and superb ergonomics with quiet performance. You will experience noticeably better handling, with increased lateral-cutting torque—in addition to the benefits of lower failure rates, and thus low cost of ownership. STATIS handpieces are available in two different head sizes to cover all clinical situations. Featuring shadow-free illumination, 25,000 LUX provides the best views of the preparation site without straining your eyes. The STATIS SL small-head handpiece offers excellent access with greater freedom of movement. SciCan’s 40 years’ experience in dental handpieces and their expertise in infection control has resulted in a handpiece designed to better withstand high sterilization temperatures and equip you with the instruments you need to provide the highest quality dentistry possible.