So, you’re interested in buying a new handpiece and you’re currently weighing your options—literally. Perhaps you’re gravitating towards an air-driven model for its lighter weight, which lends itself to better ergonomics and balance. However, there are some things you should consider before you make your purchase.
As noted in a comparison chart by First Choice Repair, a dental handpiece repair company, design changes to air-driven handpieces to increase torque speed resulted in increased turbine and head size. Also, the air-driven high-speed handpiece usually runs at a consistently high speed for faster cutting and reduced procedure time. This is efficient, but perhaps less versatile for your procedural needs. Another concern might be the noise associated with the operation of the air-driven handpiece, as electric turbines tend to be quieter.
SciCan has taken many of these key concerns into account with its exclusively designed STATIS ML & SL Air-Driven handpieces. Two head sizes are offered for precise preparations of all kinds, according to the manufacturer. While the STATIS ML offers 4 jets for optimum cooling of the tooth, the STATIS SL comes with a single port spray, still ensuring that the entire treatment region is ideally cooled. The single port also reduces the diameter of the head for increased visibility. Also, 25,000 LUX let users have the best views of the preparation site without straining their eyes.
Here are some of the other design benefits of STATIS:
Head size – The small head sizes allows greater freedom of movement and improved accessibility. STATIS handpieces are engineered with a lower friction coefficient, lowering the wear and increasing the bearing longevity. See the chart below to see how the head size compared to competitors.
Advanced turbine technology - STATIS turbines are built with ceramic bearings that incorporate a specialized cage material with improved lubrication and oil absorption characteristics. The improved coefficients of friction provide users with the benefits of lower failure rates, and thus lower repair costs. SciCan stands behind the technology of its turbine with a 2-year guarantee. The turbine can also be sterilized to 135 degrees Celcius, or 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Push-button chuck – The extremely strong chuck mechanism (32 Ncm) provides higher precision, less vibration, and improved centric running, extending instrument life and reducing operating noise.
The German-engineered STATIS is made with high-quality materials and ergonomically designed. The handpiece connects to the Connex coupler, a SciCan alternative to all MULTIflex couplers, fitting modern treatment units that have 5-hole or 6-pin tubing.
Learn more about STATIS handpieces at www.scicanusa.com and while you’re there, check out some handpiece promotions that run through the end of June.