Basic equipments you need to have at your dental clinic

 In this article, we will review the various types of instruments and equipment used at a dental clinic, which will come in handy if you are thinking about opening your own clinic, want to renew a particular product line or if you simply want to know more about certain products.

Let’s start with the basic instruments needed at a clinic:

The following dental instruments should not be missing from any dentist’s examination tray:

Dental Examination Mirror: The mirror is an essential dental instrument that allows dentists to explore the patient’s oral cavity, both for direct viewing and indirect vision techniques, as well as to act as a mouth separator. Its little size and adaptability make it a basic but highly practical instrument for a perfect working vision.

Probes: The probe is the instrument that ends with a long and thin tip and which can be found in two different types:

Scanning probe: This is a more classical but equally practical instrument used to determine the level of bacterial plaque, caries, etc.

Forceps: A dental forceps is another basic instrument used in dentistry for a multitude of tasks. They are used to separate tissues, hold them together, suture them, and to transport small objects to the oral cavity or out of it. Depending on the task to be performed, there are different types of forceps: surgical, ligatures, hemostatic etc… 

Pliers: Pliers are instruments used in dentistry for a multitude of treatments, especially in orthodontics and in the laboratory, for instance, to cut through wires and dowels, or to bend hooks, etc. There are multiple types of pliers depending on the particular function to be performed. They may also be used to cut through materials such as plaster and come with various types of tips. 

Pliers: Pliers are instruments used in dentistry for a multitude of treatments, especially in orthodontics and in the laboratory, for instance, to cut through wires and dowels, or to bend hooks, etc. There are multiple types of pliers depending on the particular function to be performed. They may also be used to cut through materials such as plaster and come with various types of tips. 

MicromotorsMicromotors are used for the treatment of semihard dental tissues. This instrument is connected to the hoses of dental equipment with a variable connection system. Different working speeds and torques are also variable, meanwhile wo different types of instruments can be placed onto the micro motor: straight and contra-angle handpieces. In this post, we have shared all the information that you need to know about micromotors.

Straight Handpieces: These are the lowest speed rotary instruments (between 20,000 and 40,000 rpm) and are not usually used inside the mouth. They are used to refine the prosthesis and are always attached to a micromotor; additionally, these instruments may or may not carry light. In this post we will give you some very useful tips regarding straight handpieces.

Contra-Angle Handpieces: Used to work within the mouth in order to remove decaying material, prepare cavities or crowns, remove fillings, as well as to finish and polish dental and restorative surfaces. They are low speed, high torque instruments.

Before moving on to the next equipment types, let’s not forget about the various kinds of couplings needed according to the type of connection. You will find all the information you need regarding this in this post.

Light Curing Dental Lamps: These lamps are used for light curing procedures on dental materials, especially adhesives and composites. They have an ultraviolet light that acts on light-curing materials, causing them to polymerize and harden in a short period of time. A good example of such instruments is the Coltene SPEC3 Spec 3 curing light:

Apex Locators: Apex Locators are endodontic devices that measure the impedance, frequency and resistance of surrounding material in order to locate the working length of the root canal to be treated. For this, we would recommend you the WOODPEX III PRO LCD Apex Locator which offers excellent value for your money: 

And finally, let us not forget about the consumables:

At Dentaltix you can find more equipment that you will also want to have at your disposition in order to satisfy each and every one of your daily clinic needs, this includes:

As you will discover while browsing our website, we can provide you with all kind of equipment, from the simplest to the most technologically advanced ones, all of which are designed to make your work easier. Additionally, If you are thinking about opening your own dental clinic do not hesitate to contact us and we will be able to help you find all the necessary equipment at the most competitive prices.

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