What instruments do I need for my dental practice?
The instruments for dental clinics are many and varied, so it is important to be clear about the instruments we need both to open our dental clinic or if we want to renew the material of the same.
Whether you are a clinic assistant or a dentist, you need to know very well and know how to handle the dental instruments that form part of the day-to-day work of the profession.
But what are dental instruments?
This is the instrument used by hand, which is necessary for the professional to carry out the different oral techniques.
There are different types of these instruments, but in all of them we differentiate between two parts:
The active part, which is used to perform the function for which the instrument is designed. Depending on its function, the shape will vary.
The inactive part, in this case the handle, the part used to hold the instruments.
The most notable instruments are those of the sterilisable type. These are the instruments that are in contact with the patient's mouth and are not discarded, but must be sterilised before they can be used again.
After this short introduction, we will name the essential instruments for your dental clinic, which we, as manufacturers, can provide you with.
We can highlight the hand-held dental instruments. These would be the following:
Examination mirror: To explore the oral cavity of patients, it allows you to see any part of the mouth comfortably.
Probe: An elongated metal instrument with fine points at the ends used for probing.
Clamps: A hinged instrument used for many different tasks, from grasping, separating, transporting, etc.
Bisturi: The best known instrument, used to make incisions and its blades are usually disposable.
Handles: The inactive part, which is used to hold the instruments.
Scissors: We have many different types of scissors, as many as we can use them for. For cutting tissue, for thread, for suturing, etc.
Needle holder: This is an instrument used while suturing to hold the needles.
Pliers: Like scissors, there are many varieties of pliers that have different uses.
Forceps: Forceps are forceps shaped like pincers and are used in surgical procedures, made to perform extractions.
Syringe: These are probably known to you, even if you are not a dental professional. They are, for example, the anaesthesia syringe, the aspiration syringe and the irrigation syringe.
Another type of instrument that is essential to be able to carry out the work of a dentist is the rotary instrument.
We call rotary instruments those that are connected to the hoses of the dental unit with which the patient is treated.
The most commonly used are:
Turbine: This is the rotary instrument that reaches the highest speed.
Micromotor: Low speed system. Two types of instruments can be placed on it (contra-angle and handpiece).
Last but not least, we should consider material to help facilitate the dentist's work with the mouth opener and retractor.
As manufacturers of dental products, if you are interested in starting in the dental world, or you want to renew your material, do not hesitate to contact us, as we have distributors all over Spain at your disposal.
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