prophylaxis angle

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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.
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Since there were no trends among the raters, these data were combined for one-way analysis of variance of the prophylaxis angles (Table III).
The Company believes it is the leading manufacturer of prophylaxis angles and cups (used in teeth cleaning and polishing procedures) and distributor of panoramic x-ray equipment in the United States.