dental handpiece

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(hand′pēs″ )

An instrument for holding dental burs to remove tooth structure or to smooth and polish restorative materials. Handpiece rotations are measured in rotations per second. Handpieces may be powered by electric motor or air turbines and are characterized as high speed or low speed depending on their rotational speed.
Descriptive text is not available for this imageOverheated dental handpieces may burn oral tissues.

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