high-speed handpiece


Also found in: Dictionary.

high-speed handpiece

a handheld dental cutting instrument that rotates at up to 450,000 rpm. Modern high-speed handpieces are powered by miniature turbines driven by compressed air or an electric motor.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although other factors like environmental noise exposure were comparable for both groups, occupational exposure to high-speed handpieces and other noisy devices can be an additional burden for the hearing.
19) Additionally, the vibrations produced by rotary diamond instruments in high-speed handpieces may affect the post/tooth cement layer, consequently jeopardizing post stability and retention.
The core-finishing procedures involving high-speed handpieces and diamond burs produce vibrations that can be compared with those produced by ultrasound devices.
High-speed handpieces need to be cleaned and lubricated between each patient.
The new device is compatible with all Lares MX model swivel handpieces as well as all other lighted high-speed handpieces with MULTIflex back end connections.

Full browser ?