5. Dental Handpieces

Dental Handpieces

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image High-Speed Handpiece

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Handpiece attaches to tubing on dental unit.

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image High-Speed Handpiece must be lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendation, cleaned, bagged individually, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Fiberoptic High-Speed Handpiece

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image Fiberoptic High-Speed Handpiece must be lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendation, cleaned, bagged individually, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Slow-Speed Motor With Straight Handpiece Attachment

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To use with slow-speed attachments

To use straight attachment with long-shank straight bur

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image Slow-Speed Motor with Straight Handpiece Attachment must be lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendation, cleaned, bagged individually, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

image Slow-Speed Motor With Contra-Angle Handpiece Attachment

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Slow-Speed Motor attaches to tubing on dental unit.

Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 5. Dental Handpieces
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