high-speed dental handpiece

high-speed dental handpiece

A dental handpiece that operates at speeds about 100,000 to 800,000 rpm. The high-speed or ultra-speed handpiece operates with a water spray and may have a fiber-optic light to facilitate better visibility. A water spray is necessary to reduce the temperature within the handpiece and surgical site. Synonym: turbine dental handpiece
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(7.) Zubick T: Hearing loss and the high-speed dental handpiece. Am J Public Health 1980; 70: 633-5.
Hearing loss associated with long-term exposure to high-speed dental handpieces. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25945769

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