Over 80% of dentists are general practitioners, and about 20% are dental specialists who limit their practices to one of the nine recognized dental specialty areas. But regardless of your dental specialty, your dental office is likely to need a reliable dental drill to carry out both simple and complex procedures. There are several questions to ask yourself before purchasing any number of dental hand tools, but drills, in particular, can be more technical and therefore difficult to make buying decisions. With that in mind, here are just a few essential considerations to make before purchasing NSK tools like high-speed dental handpieces.
While the sound of a noisy dental drill may not be of any concern to you as a dentist, it very well may be daunting and intimidating for a patient who's having a particular procedure done for the first time. Typically, patients who are wary about taking a trip to the dentist may become even more stressed when they hear the loud whirring of the drill. Knowing this, it makes sense to invest in a drill that's intended to be quieter. This can help soothe your patients' nerves and cause them to have a better overall experience.
Air VS. Electric
You should also be aware of the two main types of dental handpieces: air-driven and electric. They each fulfill different purposes in dental applications and procedures, and many dental offices invest in both types to ensure that all of their bases are covered. Don't be fooled, these types of drills have an equal number of advantages, so there's no one type that's superior to the other. It should be noted, however, that electric drills are typically quieter than their air-driven counterparts, since air-driven drills use compressed air to rotate the turbines.
Weight and Ergonomic Comfort
Finally, think about how the drill feels to hold and use precisely. Make sure you can use it while being able to see inside the patient's mouth, as some drills can be visually obstructive. Different size drill heads are also available to reach more specific areas.
CMS found that in 2015, retail spending for durable medical equipment (which includes contact lenses, eyeglasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs, mobility aids, and more) reached $48.5 billion. Dental instruments and NSK tools of all kinds should be seen as a professional investment in your dental practice's reputation and quality. For more information about dental office equipment, contact Ramo Trading.