Posted: July 28, 2022Views: 6
Opening a new dental clinic can be a tedious task. As in most industries, the most important role is of right tools to work with, same is applicable to dentistry. The right instruments are a key for successful dental practice. If you have all the necessary instruments, you can provide a safe and pleasant experience to your patients. People generally have a fear of visiting dentist, but if they are welcomed with clean, sterile instruments, their anxiety can surely be reduced.
There are so many things to buy for a new dental clinic setup. Staring from equipment to material and infrastructure. You will have to make an exhaustive list out of which the dental instruments list is too huge. As there are so many brands and so many instruments available in the market, the confusion just increases. The type of instruments required depends on what type of clinic a person is planning to open. For example, an Implantologist will have all the latest implant tools, the endodontist will have all modern microscopes, etc. but there are few basic instruments that are required in every dental setup.
What instruments are used in Dentistry?
Professionals utilize a variety of dental equipment for many different operations. In dentistry, each tool has a specific function, varies in size and shape, and is created in accordance with the procedure to be carried out. These tools can be roughly categorized into groups like surgical instruments, dental instruments, filling instruments, polishing instruments, and diagnostic instruments.
Posted: July 28, 2022Views: 6
Maintaining a healthy smile means more than simply brushing and flossing every day. Even with the utmost care taken, cavities or decay are very commonly seen in patients and these can be restored easily with help of Dental Composites. Dental composites are highly aesthetic materials and if properly matched with the tooth, give a natural tooth-like appearance.
How are Dental composites used?
Dental composites are mainly used to fill in the cavities, but they can also be used to improve the appearance of discoloured or misshaped teeth. It is applied in layers, with a specialized light used to harden each layer, which is then shaped and polished to match the tooth. Dental Composites are preferred by the dentist because they provide well bonded, natural results.
Composites are applied in layers using specific instruments which help in easy carrying and applying of the material.
What are Composite instruments made up of?
composite instruments have different shapes and are coated with different materials like stainless steel coated instruments, Gold coated instruments or Teflon coated instruments.
Posted: July 27, 2022Views: 9
Effective infection control is mandatory to reduce the potential of disease transmission during any dental treatment. A large number of disinfectants are available on market but that is not sufficient for complete sterilization. The main aim is to keep the instruments untouched once they have been autoclaved so that, they can be directly used for patients.
Purpose of UV Disinfection:
In daily dental practice, ultraviolet germicidal radiation is used to assure maximum safety of reusable dental instruments as an additional step in the infection control process following sterilization. In a dental practice, the use of a UV dental cabinet gives extra assurance to the patients too, knowing that extra precautions are being taken to safeguard their dental health, also reduces the possibility of cross-contamination.
UV chamber works by the process of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. It is a disinfection method that uses UV-C technology. UVC technology is the shortest wavelength of ultraviolet-visible light, ranging from 100-280 nm light. The wavelength used for the UV chamber for sterilization is 254 nm. UVC light produces electromagnetic energy that can kill all kinds of micro-organisms like bacteria, viruses fungi, etc. This process takes place by a photochemical reaction helping in keeping the instruments sterile for longer durations.
What are advantages of UV chamber?
- Easy disinfection of sterilized dental instruments
- Long-term maintenance
Posted: June 30, 2022Views: 8
The complexities of the oral environment are obstacles present to the restorative procedures starting from diagnosis till the final treatment is done. In order to minimize the trauma to these surrounding structures and to provide comfort to the patient, the clinicians need to isolate the tooth before moving forward with any dental surgical procedure. While performing any operative procedure, the isolation of the surgical site is imperative.
When any dental procedure is done without proper isolation, the dentist may face several issues as follows:
- The intervention of excessive saliva in the tooth
- Compromising the visibility of the operative field
- The intervention of blood and other oral fluids
- The poor setting of the dental cement
- Damage to the strength of the dental cement
- Inaccurate reading of the dental equipment due to saliva intervention
- The discomfort of the dentist and patients due to unwanted waiting time
- Soft Tissue injury
The solution here to avoid all the unwanted situations is a Rubber dam Kit. It is a flat thin sheet of latex or non-latex that is held by a clamp and a frame that is perforated to allow the teeth/tooth to protrude through the perforation while all other teeth are covered and protected by the sheet.
Advantages of A Rubber Dam in Dentistry:
- Provision of the dry clean operating field.
- Improvement of access & visibility by eliminating tongue, lip, cheeks & saliva from the operating field.
- Retraction & protection of soft tissues.
Posted: June 29, 2022Views: 8
Patient safety is always a priority of any dentist. Dental practices are changing the way they operate to avoid cross-contamination. The main dental procedure which causes this kind of contamination is aerosol production. There is no such thing as a miracle handpiece that generates zero aerosols. However, there are many options in terms of choosing the best handpiece which meets all your needs and at the same time produces less aerosol. In these handpieces, the Anti-Retraction Valve (ARV) plays a very important role in dental use.
The risk involved if ARV technology is not used
A Handpiece without an anti-retraction valve may aspirate and expel the debris along with fluids during the dental procedure. The microbes, including bacteria and viruses, may further contaminate air and water hoses within the dental unit. This can potentially be a source of cross-infection. As the hose, water block, and valves are not sterilized, contamination presents a huge problem. Not all handpieces incorporate this technology. In fact, if you count in all non-branded local handpieces, they don’t have an anti-retraction valve feature.
Importance of ARV technology in Dentistry
A dental handpiece without an anti-retraction valve in the air rotor causes all the contaminated aerosols to stay in the hoses and when next time you are doing a patient, contamination will occur harming both patients as well as the dentist hence its very essential to have this safety feature in your handpiece.
What is Anti retraction dental Handpiece?
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Posted: June 24, 2022Views: 8
Dental instruments are the basic tools required to provide treatment for patients during any dental operations. Various dental instruments are used by professionals for numerous procedures. Each instrument has a different role to play in dentistry & comes in a different shape and size and is designed as per the treatment to be performed.
These instruments can be broadly classified into categories like diagnostic instruments, filling instruments, polishing instruments, tooth removal instruments, surgical instruments, etc.
Advantages of using API Dental Instruments:
API is a four-decade-old name in Dental Industry. This company which had started as a small business has grown to become a vast family. They are a premier company in India providing a wide range of instruments.
These API instruments are ergonomically designed according to the requirement, with a huge variety of differences in form, size, shape, and colour. Treatment becomes easier if you have the correct instrument to work with. Treatment efficiency increases as well as it becomes painless for the patient. These instruments if used correctly do not damage any other soft tissue or tooth structure.
API Dental Instruments has the widest range of instruments for dental use. The common advantages of API dental instruments are:
· Fully autoclavable
· 100 % rust free
· Resistant to wear and corrosion.
· Handles have grooves and are textured for
Posted: June 22, 2022Views: 3
Dental filling or restoration is the most common dental procedure in a dental clinic. It is the process to restore the functionality of the damaged or broken tooth while also improving the tooth’s strength to withstand the masticatory forces & maintain the filling material’s longevity inside the oral cavity.
In the form of dental fillings, advanced dentistry provides wonderful solutions. These modern dental fillings are built of high-quality materials that are aesthetic, long-lasting, and have increased strength.
As patients have become more concerned about their appearance, the material called aesthetic filling material has become popular. It is a composite resin.
THE SIGNIFICANT DRAWBACKS OF THE REGULAR FILLING MATERIALS:
The oldest type of filling material is the Amalgam. Amalgam is a mixture of amalgam alloy and 50% mercury that looks like silver when placed inside the prepared cavity but darkens over time. Amalgam has good strength and durability but it has some significant disadvantages:
· It is un-aesthetic as it does not match the tooth shade
· It requires excess tooth cutting
Posted: June 18, 2022Views: 4
Glass ionomer cement (GIC) also known as a self-adhesive, tooth-coloured filling material was first made commercially available in 1976. It has derived its name as an acronym of major constituents i.e. aluminosilicate and polyacrylic acid. Earlier the material was slow setting with poor handling property. In recent years there has been tremendous improvement in its properties and hence it is indicated to be used for various treatments in dentistry.
Glass ionomer types of cements have an inherent ability to adhere to mineralized tissue and exhibit an intrinsic ability to exchange ions with the biological environment. GICs, have a long history of good biocompatibility and the set cement is itself a promising material to be used in dentistry.
Glass Ionomer cement are popular material as they display the following advantages:
· They are tooth-coloured
· They bond chemically to the tooth substance without the need for additional adhesives
· They release fluoride
· They have good biocompatibility
· Their coefficient of thermal expa
Posted: June 16, 2022Views: 5
API Extraction Forceps Kits - making tooth extraction more effortless
Extraction forceps are the tools required to carry out all kinds of dental extractions. There is a wide range of forceps present according to the tooth which has to be removed. Using only forceps to remove a tooth isn’t always effective. In addition, there is a requirement for elevators and luxatome which can help in removing a tooth.
What are the advantages of these instruments?
These instruments are ergonomically designed according to the requirement, with a huge variety of differences in form, size, and shape. Treatment becomes easy if you have the correct instrument to work with. Treatment efficiency increases as well as it becomes painless for the patient. These instruments if used correctly do not damage any other soft tissue or tooth structure.
One such company providing a complete set of dental extraction instruments is API Dental Instruments.
API is a four-decade-old name in Dental Industry. This company which had started as a small business initially has come into a large family today. They are a premier company in India providing a wide range of instruments.
API extraction forceps:
API extraction forceps have a textured handle giving a firm grip to remove the tooth giving a perfect balance and handling.
The key feature of these forceps is that they are 100% rust-free and hence easy to maintain. All forceps are fully autoclavable for improved hygiene maintenance in the dental clinic. The handles have a textured groove so you can have a good command to hold the t
Posted: June 15, 2022Views: 5
Digital technology has become highly prevalent in Endodontics as a result of the rapid growth and advancements in daily dental practice. Endodontic technology has seen a spike in the last few decades with ease of treatment and less fatigue for both dentists as well as patient.
What is the role of an apex locator?
Working length determination is one of the most crucial steps in root canal treatment. Canal preparation, which involves the removal of all soft tissue and germs from the root canal can be performed by correctly measuring the working length. This is where electronic apex locators come into the picture, which is an effective device, decreasing the number of radiographs required during the treatment and giving an accurate measure of the working length.
These devices measure the impedance, frequency, and resistance of the surrounding material to locate the working length of the root canal to be treated.
The conventional method
Initially, the traditional method was used to measure the working length wherein files were kept in the canals, and radiographs were taken to see the exact position of the file inside the canal. The drawbacks of these methods are
· Time- consuming
· Requirement of multiple x-rays to g