high-speed handpiece


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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.
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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.
Score develops and markets patented high-speed handpiece repair systems to dental offices and laboratories worldwide in over 65 countries.
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.
According to Scott Rosengren, vice president marketing and sales, Micro Motors -- Dental Division, the new Micro Motors LHS 700 Series represents the latest breakthrough in the evolution of high-speed handpieces.
Searl indicated that, with the introduction of this exciting new line of high-speed handpieces, the company anticipates increasing its market share in the growing $200 million annual sales dental handpiece market.

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