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Feb. 1, 2011
Welcome back! Delivering optimal prosthetics necessitates knowing your intended result before beginning treatment.

Joseph J. Massad, DDS

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Welcome back! Delivering optimal prosthetics necessitates knowing your intended result before beginning treatment. I believe we all understand this fact, especially when discussing the projected outcome with our patients. Once we have established a verbal or written understanding with our patients, we proceed with our procedural steps to complete our objectives.

During this process, we not only want our patients to be very comfortable, but we dentists also need to have the least amount of stress, both mentally and physically. To accomplish all this, we need confidence in the tools used to perform quality dentistry.

The one tool most frequently utilized by all dentists is the dental handpiece. Recently, I switched over to the new micro series of electric handpieces that are designed for optimal hand balance. They are the lightest dental electric motors I have ever experienced.

An added bonus is the adjustable LED built-in fiber optics. As I get older, it is a real advantage to work without straining my eyes. Another feature is an updated computerized, programmable control panel preset by the factory to include settings for torque and speed for virtually every imaginable procedure, including implant, restorative, and endodontics.

I simply need to scroll up or down on the lighted control panel to the particular procedure being performed and press "Enter." The handpiece is now set at the particular torque and speed that is desired. In addition, the motor is maintenance-free and actually costs less than the previous system I purchased.

This system satisfies my need for predictability with precision, quality, reliability, portability, low maintenance, less stress, better access, and less cost for the dentist. As dentists, we need to think of taking care of ourselves and enjoying every minute spent in caring for patients and family.

See you next month. I hope my pleasure in dentistry will also be yours ... Joe Massad.

Disclaimer: The product shown here is what I use in my office. I have not been solicited or paid to display this product nor was I provided the product at no cost.

Dr. Joseph Massad may be reached by phone at (918) 749-5600 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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