Dental Economic's Buyer's Guide to High-Speed Handpieces

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Synea TA-98LW
Phone: (800) 547-1883
Web address: www.a-dec.com
Suggested retail price: $890
Noise measurement: 57dB
RPM: 350,000 rpm
Weight: 2 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (5-6 hole) and Special
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 17°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and Assistina
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Synea TA-98L
Suggested retail price: $890
Noise measurement: 57dB
RPM: 350,000 rpm
Weight: 1.7 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (5-6 hole) and Special
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 17°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and Assistina
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Synea TA-96LW
Suggested retail price: $890
Noise measurement: 59dB
RPM: 370,000 rpm
Weight: 2 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (5-6 hole) and Special
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 17°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and Assistina
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Synea TA-96L
Suggested retail price: $890
Noise measurement: 59dB
RPM: 370,000 rpm
Weight: 1.7 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (5-6 hole) and Special
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 17°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and Assistina
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Trend TC-95RM
Suggested retail price: $460
Noise measurement: 65dB
RPM: 330,000 rpm
Weight: 2 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4 hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 17°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and Assistina
Warranty terms: 6 months
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Trend TC-80RM
Suggested retail price: $360
Noise measurement: 65dB
RPM: 330,000 rpm
Weight: 2 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4 hole)
Chuck type: Jacobs
Angle of head: 17°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and Assistina
Warranty terms: 6 months
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Athena Champion

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AC5000
Phone: (800) 253-1771
Suggested retail price: $148-$365
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 350,000-400,000 rpm
Weight: 1.235 oz. (lightweight) and 1.834 oz. (standard)
Fiber optics: Optional
Quick disconnect: Optional
360° swivel: Optional
Head size: Pedo and Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole) and Borden (2-hole)
Chuck type: Push button and Jacobs
Angle of head: 20°
Lubrication method(s): Oil drops
Warranty terms: 6 mos. repair as needed
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Bien Air

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Bora S36L
Phone: (800) 433-2436
Web address: www.bienair.com
Suggested retail price: $760
Noise measurement: 62dB
RPM: 310,000 rpm
Weight: 2.36 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (5-6 hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 24°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Darby Dental Spencer Mead

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True Speed 2
Phone: (800) 448-7323 or (800) 645-2310
Suggested retail price: $197.95
Noise measurement: 60-70dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 2.2 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 10°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 6 mos. turbine, 6 mos. casing
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

DentalEZ Group

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430 SWL
Phone: (866) DTE-INFO
Web address: www.dentalez.com
Suggested retail price: $850
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 430,000 rpm
Weight: 2.36 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 1,435 foot candles
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Optional
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole) and Special (6-pin)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): None
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

430 SW
Suggested retail price: $595
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 430,000 rpm
Weight: 2.36 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Optional
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole) and Borden (2-3-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): None
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

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430 K
Suggested retail price: $595
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 430,000 rpm
Weight: 2.22 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): None
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

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Star Endurance 431 SWL
Suggested retail price: $850
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 430,000 rpm
Weight: 2.36 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 1,435 foot candles
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Optional
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole) and Special (6-pin)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): Oil drops
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

Star Endurance 431 SW
Suggested retail price: $595
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 430,000 rpm
Weight: 2.36 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Optional
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole) and Borden (2-3-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): Oil drops
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

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Star Endurance 431 K
Suggested retail price: $595
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 430,000 rpm
Weight: 2.22 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): Oil drops
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

Dentsply Professional

XGT
Phone: (800) 989-8825
Web address: www.dentsply.com
Suggested retail price: $895
Noise measurement: 70-78dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 2.4 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 19,000-26,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (5-hole and 6-pin)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 20° contra-angle, 90° angle between head and neck
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

Tradition
Suggested retail price: $415-$835
Noise measurement: 70-78dB
RPM: 350,000-400,000 rpm
Weight: 1.9 oz.
Fiber optics: Optional
Light intensity: 900 foot candles
Quick disconnect: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole and 5-hole)
Chuck type: Push button, option: push button, power lever, and standard chuck
Angle of head: 20° contra-angle, 90° angle between head and neck
Lubrication method(s): Spray and oil drops
Warranty terms: 6 mos.
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

Quiet Air
Suggested retail price: $415-$835
Noise measurement: 72-80dB
RPM: 350,000 rpm
Weight: 2.5 oz.
Fiber optics: Optional
Light intensity: 950 foot candles
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: Optional
Head size: Large
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole and 5-hole) and Borden (2-3-hole)
Chuck type: Power lever or standard chuck
Angle of head: 20° contra-angle, 90° angle between head and neck
Lubrication method(s): Spray and oil drops
Warranty terms: 6 mos.
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

Doctor Direct Sales, Inc.

DDS Endura
Phone: (800) 795-5118
Web address: www.ddsdental.com
Suggested retail price: $98-$324
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 3 oz.
Fiber optics: Optional
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Pedo and Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole) and Borden (2-3-hole)
Chuck type: Push button and Jacobs
Angle of head: 90°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 4 mos. and 6 mos.
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Johnson Promident

Johnson Promident
Phone: (845) 634-3997
Suggested retail price: $148.33
RPM: 350,000-400,000 rpm
Fiber optics: Standard and Optional
Quick disconnect: Standard and Optional
360° swivel: Standard and Optional
Head size: Pedo
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button and Jacobs
Angle of head: 30°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and Oil drops
Warranty terms: 90 days turbine, 6 mos. handpiece
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

KaVo America Corp.

Opti Torque LUX3 649B
Phone: (800) 323-8029
Web address: www.kavousa.com
Suggested retail price: $995
Noise measurement: 64dB
RPM: 370,000 rpm
Weight: 2.5 oz.
Cellular optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Special (Coupler fits either 5-hole or 6-hole tubing)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 95°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year, 5 years on cellular optics
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Super Torque LUX3 647B
Suggested retail price: $899
Noise measurement: 64dB
RPM: 370,000 rpm
Weight: 2.5 oz.
Cellular optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Special (Coupler fits either 5-hole or 6-hole tubing)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 95°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year, 5 years on cellular optics
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

MIRA LUX3 635B
Suggested retail price: $899
Noise measurement: 66dB
RPM: 420,000 rpm
Weight: 2.4 oz.
Cellular optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Pedo
Connector type: Special (Coupler fits either 5-hole or 6-hole tubing)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 95°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year, 5 years on cellular optics
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Super-Torque 625CD
Suggested retail price: $510
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 350,000 rpm
Weight: 2.45 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Large
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 90°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Super-Torque 625C
Suggested retail price: $395
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 350,000 rpm
Weight: 2.45 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Large
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Friction grip chuck
Angle of head: 90°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Companion 634 P4
Suggested retail price: $510
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 2.345 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Pedo
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Friction grip chuck
Angle of head: 90°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Companion 634 F4
Suggested retail price: $395
Noise measurement: 72dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 2.31 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Pedo
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Friction grip chuck
Angle of head: 90°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Kinetic Instruments Inc.

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Viper 360
Phone: (203) 743-0080
Web address: www.kineticinc.com
Suggested retail price: $445/$399
Noise measurement: <65dB
RPM: 430,000 rpm
Weight: 1.8 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Pedo, Medium, Large
Connector type: Special
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): Spray and oil drops
Warranty terms: 6 mos.
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

Viper 5H
Suggested retail price: $379
Noise measurement: <65dB
RPM: 420,000 rpm
Weight: 1.8 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: 5-hole screw-on
Chuck type: Push button
Lubrication method(s): Spray and oil drops
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

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Viper Mini
Suggested retail price: $549
Noise measurement: <65dB
RPM: 410,000 rpm
Weight: 1.6 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Pedo
Connector type: Special
Chuck type: Push button
Chemiclavable: No

Viper H/T (High-torque)
Suggested retail price: $520
Noise measurement: <65dB
RPM: 360,000 rpm
Weight: 2 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Large
Connector type: Special
Chuck type: Push button
Chemiclavable: No

Quantum
Suggested retail price: $645
Noise measurement: <65dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 1.8 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Special
Chuck type: Push button
Lubrication method(s): Spray and oil drops
Chemiclavable: No

Medidenta Int'l. Inc.

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Air King
Phone: (718) 672-4670
Web address: www.medidenta.com
Suggested retail price: $149 Push button, $109 Jacobs chuck
Noise measurement: 66dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 2 oz.
Fiber optics: Optional
Light intensity: 3,000 lumen
Quick disconnect: No
360° swivel: No
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole) and Borden (2-3-hole)
Chuck type: Push button and Jacobs
Angle of head: 16°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 30 days turbine
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Micro Motors, Inc.

Micro LHS 850 High-Speed
Phone: (800) 562-6204
Web address: www.micromotorsinc.com
Suggested retail price: $395 without fiber-optics, $559 with fiber-optics
Noise measurement: 65dB or less
RPM: 375,000 rpm
Weight: 2.7 oz. with connector, 2.1 oz. without connector
Fiber optics: Optional
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium or Large
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 15°
Lubrication method(s): None, lube-free
Warranty terms: 2 years handpiece, 6 mos. turbine
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

MTC Industries & Research Ltd.

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SF7807/SHT
Phone: (972) 4-9987772
Suggested retail price: $689
Noise measurement: less than 65dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 1.18 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 25,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Pedo
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

NSK America Corp.

NL-85 Ceramic Bearing, Glass Rod
Phone: (888) 675-1675
Web address: www.nskamerica.com
Suggested retail price: $580
Noise measurement: 60dB
RPM: 400,000 rpm
Weight: 1.9 oz. without coupler, 2.9 oz. with coupler
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Medium
Connector type: Midwest (4-6-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: No

Sabra Dental

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Sabra OMS 45 F.O. (Fiber Optic)
Phone: (631) 543-6575
Web address: www.sabradent.com
Suggested retail price: $745
Noise measurement: 70dB
RPM: 380,000 rpm
Weight: 3.1 oz.
Fiber optics: Standard
Light intensity: 30,000 lux
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Large
Connector type: Special (5-hole or 6-pin lux)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 45°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

Sabra OMS 45 II
Suggested retail price: $595
Noise measurement: 70dB
RPM: 380,000 rpm
Weight: 3.1 oz.
Fiber optics: No
Quick disconnect: Standard
360° swivel: Standard
Head size: Large
Connector type: Midwest (4-hole)
Chuck type: Push button
Angle of head: 45°
Lubrication method(s): Spray
Warranty terms: 1 year
Autoclavable: Yes
Chemiclavable: Yes

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