Handpieces

SUB-CATEGORIES
High-Speed Handpieces (air-driven)(96)
Low-Speed Handpieces (air-driven)(51)
Electric Handpieces(58)
Air-Driven Handpieces(53)
Handpiece Accessories(179)
Prophy Handpieces(12)
MANUFACTURER
A Dec Inc
Adec
AG Neovo
Aseptico, Inc.
Beyes Dental Canada, Inc
Bien Air Usa, Inc.
Brasseler Usa
DentalEZ
Dentsply Sirona
Henry Schein
J. Morita Usa
Johnson-Promident
Kavo Kerr Group
Lares Dental Research
Medidenta
Mtc America Enterprises Inc.
MTI Dental Products
Palisades Dental, Llc
Prodrive Systems, Inc.
Ritter Dental
Sabra Dental Products
Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc.
Sybronendo Corporation
Zest Dental Solutions
Warranty
1 Year
2 Year
Torque
20Watts-25Watts
Autoclavable
Yes
Light
No
Yes
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Air-Driven Handpieces CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Air-driven high-speed handpieces provide higher speeds but lower torque than electric handpieces. Power from air-driven handpieces is delivered to the bur via a turbine regulated by air less than 30 to 45 pounds per square inch. These handpieces generally operate at speeds between 250,000 rpm and 420,000 rpm (and decrease in speed when they meet resistance).

Depending upon the size of the head (mini-head, standard, and high-torque), air-driven handpieces provide 12 to 18 Watts of cutting power (torque). Mini-heads offer nearly 14 Watts of torque, and are ideal for pedodontic restorations, endodontic access, and treatment of second or third molars. Standard heads are considered effective overall handpieces, and are useful for crown and bridge preparation, and most other treatments performed in average practices. They provide 15 to 17 Watts of power, but need greater clearance than mini-heads, and tend to obscure more of the field. High-torque heads, with almost 18 Watts of torque, are indicated for tasks such as removing nonprecious crowns or heavy amounts of crown and bridge.

The 4-hole connector has been standard for air-driven handpieces, and manufacturers have now introduced quick-disconnect couplings to enable recommended autoclaving of the handpieces between patients.

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Smartmatic Series Low Speed Handpiece

Smartmatic Series Low Speed Handpiece

Kavo Kerr Group

KaVo’s SMARTmatic has special features that are designed with these guidelines in mind:•Stainless steel construction that will not rust• One-piece handpiece sleeve with no gaps or edges• Ball...

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The Sabra 105 handpiece combines the advantages of large-head turbine technology with optimal access and visibility. Sabra Dental...
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Beyes Canada AirLight Dental HandpieceBeyes’ AirLight provides exceptionally bright direct LED illumination powered by a built-in...
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It is available with or without fiber-optics. Built for outstanding reliability with a compact, solid, sleek design, the handpiece is...
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J. Morita’s new TwinPower handpiece, the first with twin turbines, provides power, clinical stability, and constant speed. J. Morita's...
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Master Prophy AirLite is a lightweight handpiece designed to minimize hand fatigue and increase patient comfort.An evaluator with 21...
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The first products to be introduced in the line were the Gemini “Kavo Bella Torque-style” and Gemini “Kavo Super Torque-style”...
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Dual glass-rod optics virtually eliminate shadow. When used with the MX motor, the speed of the CA 1:5 L ranges from 500 RPM to 200,000...
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Model AHP-85MB-C includes an adjustable auto-stop kit (2 stops—short and long)—and a graduated ruler. The stops allow for precise depth...
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Ritter Dental introduces an expanded line of handpieces that feature air-driven, high speed, low speed, and fiber optic-equipped options...
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This LED handpiece with Penta Spray will serve the general dentist doing some endodontic work. The WD-79M has a unique gearing system...
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This micro head allows for greater visibility, and the push button allows for easy insertion or removal of the file. In addition, the...
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The AHP-63MBFO speed ranges from 1000 rpm to 40,000 rpm with most electric dental motors. The handpiece’s lower speed applications...

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  • Allison Walker

    As the end of the year draws closer, you may be taking stock of how the past 12 months went for your practice: what worked and what didn’t, what needs to be replaced or upgraded, and how you’re going to make 2017 even better from every angle, delivery of care to the bottom line. This is a good time to look at the condition of your equipment—do...

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  • Julie Cullen

    It’s probably a cliché, but I know that for me, one of the things I dislike most about going to the dentist is the noise of the handpieces (or, as the uninitiated might say, drills). My reaction is either instinctual or Pavlovian, I’m not sure which, but the sound sets my teeth on edge and ties my stomach into knots. And this from a layperson...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Admittedly, I may not be keeping up with my YouTube watching, but I did just come across a great video from NSK. It’s a comparison between their Ti-Max Z900L air-driven handpiece and an unnamed competitor’s. They did a great job with this demonstration both in terms of setting the experiment (same hardness of the test board, same type of bur,...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Under the heading of “You learn something new every day,” I just learned that magnets can be used to hold dentures in place. They don’t require a specific path of insertion, making it easier for people with limited dexterity to insert their dentures. In addition, they don’t require abutment parallelism, soft-tissue undercuts can be engaged, and...

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  • Julie Cullen

    When Dentsply Sirona designed the Midwest Stylus Plus air-driven handpiece, they made sure to give users more power and more control. But you’ll also get a little less of something. Less noise. When we talk about more power, which is the result of a new rotor design and air flow optimization, we’re talking 30% more than earlier generations of...

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  • Allison Walker

    Last June, ClearCorrect launched two new ways for US doctors to pay for aligners: customizable Flex and full-featured Unlimited. For the first time ever, doctors who choose Flex will be able to purchase exactly as many (or as few) appliances as they need—single or dual arch. This pay-per-aligner option can save the doctor up to 70% in lab fees....

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