dental handpiece


dental handpiece
a piece of dental equipment (high-speed or low-speed) for holding a dental bur or file. It is made of corrosion-resistant materials to allow sterilization.
See: drill

The new mediacal dictionary. 2014.

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  • handpiece — A powered dental instrument held in the hand, used to hold rotary cutting, grinding, or polishing implements while they are being revolved. * * * hand·piece hand .pēs n the part of a mechanized device designed to be held or manipulated by hand… …   Medical dictionary

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  • handpiece — n. hand held dental instrument used to hold rotary implements …   English contemporary dictionary

  • United States Navy Dental Corps — The Dental Corps of the United States Navy consists of naval officers who have a Doctorate in either Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) and who practice dentistry caring for sailors and marines. In overseas locations they also… …   Wikipedia

  • disk — 1. A round, flat plate; any approximately flat circular structure. 2. SYN: lamella (2). 3. In dentistry, a circular piece of thin paper or other material, coated with an abrasive substance, used for cutting and polishing tee …   Medical dictionary


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