StarDental Concentrix High-Speed Handpiece Series
The Concentrix series of high-speed handpieces combines strength, speed, and durability while providing cost-savings for the practice.
'Easy to use,' 'lightweight,' 'small head,' and 'lower cost' are just a few of the comments shared by the 8 dentists who partipcated in this Dental Product Shopper evaluation of StarDental's Concentrix handpieces.
The evaluators, with 12 to 26 years in experience each, used the handpieces in their practices for 4 consecutive weeks. They rated and commented on several product features, including ease of use, maneuverability and visibility in the oral cavity, weight, push button bur changing, torque, ergonomics, and value. These dentists also rated their overall satisfaction with the product.
Maneuverability and Visibility
Manufacturer Description: The small head design of the Concentrix handpiece improves the user's line of sight and accessibility to the oral cavity. In addition, the single solid rod fiber optic glass minimizes shadowing.
Evaluator Feedback: Seven evaluators rated Concentrix as excellent or very good with regard to maneuverability and visibility in the oral cavity. When asked what he liked best about the Concentrix high-speed handpiece, an evaluator with 26 years of experience simply said, 'The small head.'
Ease of Use
Manufacturer Description: The power and torque of Concentrix handpieces allow for fast and precise removal of tooth structure and amalgam, which improves speed and provides for precise work. In addition, the small dimensions of the handpiece aid in ease of use.
Evaluator Feedback: Ease of use was one of the most highly rated items, with 3 evaluators rating it as excellent and 5 rating it as very good. When asked what she liked best about Concentrix, an evaluator with 18 years of experience named 'ease of use, light weight, and good torque.' This same evaluator said she would definitely recommend Concentrix to her colleagues.
Manufacturer Description: The Concentrix series of handpieces are made of lightweight stainless steel, which according to Star- Dental, helps them resist damage better than traditional brass and aluminum models.
Evaluator Feedback: Five of the 8 evaluators gave the weight of the handpieces a rating of excellent, while the other 3 gave it a rating of very good. 'Lightweight,' was the answer given by a dentist from Rockville, MD, when asked what he liked best about the Concentrix handpiece.
Manufacturer Description: According to StarDental, Concentrix offers 'high quality without the high price.' Dentists have the choice between several models in the Concentrix series of handpieces, all at a reasonable price and great value.
Evaluator Feedback: Evaluators were asked to rate Concentrix based on its value at $400-$500 retail price. Six evaluators rated the handpiece as excellent or very good with regard to value. An evaluator from Columbus, OH, said, '[Concentrix is] not very costly and good for the money.' A second evaluator agreed, saying, 'Concentrix is nice for the price.'
Five evaluators said they would definitely or probably recommend the Concentrix handpiece to their colleagues. Six denitsts gave the handpiec an overall satisfaction rating of very good One evaluator summed up her experience with Concentrix by saying, 'I have used StarDental handpieces in the past, and I'm very pleased. They are economical, last long, and are lightweight.'