dental instruments
dental instruments

The evolution of species

It is known that simple dental instruments such as curettes or double probes may injure the operator’s hand or lacerate the glove (with the opposite working points). The possibility of injury is during use, handling or passing the instrument between Assistant-Dentist-Assistant while performing the procedures on the patient. Directive 2010/32/EU - prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector, also it states that it’s necessary to prevent workers’ injuries caused by all medical sharps and pointed devices. Instruments with a handle 100, 105 mm are too short and the tips, even if they are turned contrary than working one, very often touch on the back of his hand. Instead, what it can do as an additional preventive action is to choose, when buying or replacing, one instrument with a long handle. The longer instruments can be wrapped exactly like the other and, in the event that the dentist use cassettes or trays for sterilization of small size, it will be sufficient to put the instruments in the direction of the longer side. It is well known that DenTag® have always produced surgical and dental instruments…using stainless steel. During the years, we have produced innumerable variations of instruments, for our own brand and for other ones. We also started the production of instruments in aluminium, titanium and with hard metal inserts too, always working with metals. We believe, in our small way, that we have created a well-recognized, reliable quality standardHowever, we are always aware of market changes and new trends, which evolves quickly and sometimes in an unexpected way. Cyclically we receive requests for lighter instruments, but at the same time as reliable as those made of stainless steel. As we cannot use different materials for tips, to lighten instruments, we can only change handles. For this reason, we have started the production of a new set of handles made of plastic. Clearly, this solution has been adopted before by other companies. Therefore, we designed this new series of handles starting from the study of the state of art, trying to make advantage of, and if possible, to improve positive features, correcting possible mistakes. The result of this research is a handle that, we believe for the first time, presents several different positive features combined together. Material: Light (11 g) and resistant to stress. Its use turns out to be easy, with firm grip and not tiring. Tested and used in alimentary field, therefore totally non-toxic and free of potentially harmful substances. Autoclavable without changes of form and colours. Shape: Diameter of 10.5 mm in the grip and 9.0 mm in the centre of the handle, to minimize the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, due to prolonged use in the course of time. Longitudinal notches to increase grip and sensitivity. Construction: During the moulding phase of the handle, we have inserted two suitably shaped stainless steel bushes, in which tips are then introduced. This procedure eliminates the presence of longitudinal internal metal cores, with considerable reduction of weight. Tips are not glued to the plastic, therefore there is no risk of releasing potential harmful substances Appearance: Simple profile, easy to wash and clean. Without deep grooves or notches that may cause the accumulation of germs and bacteria. Being plastic material, its colouring is possible in different shades, aesthetically pleasing and with the advantage of recognising immediately the instrument We are not the first ones who introduce plastic handle instruments in the market, but we have tried to do it in the best way. Always respecting our quality standard, and we are proud of it.

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