Accession Number : ADB083635

Title :   Dental Highspeed Handpieces. A Test Method.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept. Jul 81-Dec 83,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Foster,C. D. ; Powell,J. M. ; Young,J. M. ; Stockman,T. D.

Report Date : MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This study included the development of a test method for the evaluation of the performance characteristics of dental highspeed handpieces. The areas that were evaluated were power, noise, vibration, chuck concentricity, chuck retention, air consumption, coolant capability, durability, and safety. In the absence of national and international design standards, specifications, and performance characteristics, this study provided a means of comparison of dental highspeed handpieces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dental equipment, Test and evaluation, Test methods, Performance(Engineering), Power, Vibration, Mandrels, Retention(General), Air, Consumption, Coolants, Endurance(General), Noise, High velocity, Comparison, Bearings, Life expectancy(Service life), Safety

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE