Highspeed Handpiece 101

Posted on: January 6, 2020

What is a Highspeed Handpiece? A handheld drill, usually air-driven (can also be electric), that spins cutting burs at approximately 400,000 RPM.  Used for cavity preparation, removal of tooth structure and margin creation.   How

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Posted on: December 15, 2019

1. What are the design differences between radial and angular contact ball bearings? The main difference between radial ball bearings (fig. 1) and angular contact ball bearings (fig. 2) is the retainer type: radial bearings include a crown retainer (fig. 1)

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High-Speed Connections

Posted on: November 4, 2019

High-Speed Connections   What Are the Different Types of High-Speed Handpiece Connections? Handpieces can come with either a fixed back end or a quick disconnect swivel style. Both types of back ends can come with 5 different tubing connection

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