prophylaxis angle

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

pro·phy·lax·is an·gle

(prōfi-laksis anggĕl)
A dental instrument, available in disposable and reusable (i.e., sterilizable) form, which is usually attached to a dental handpiece, into which are fitted various devices intended for specific cleaning and scaling of teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012