Traditional dental handpieces are extremely loud because they use an air turbine - similiar to those in airplane jet engines - to power the dental drill. Instead, Dr. Alex Shvartsman uses electric dental handpieces in order to make every patient's dental experience more pleasent.
The advantages of electric handpieces include:
- Enhanced noise reduction.
- No high-pitched air turbine whine.
- Less chatter.
- Ability to control RPMs.
- Silence at low RPMs.
Most dental offices do not have electric handpieces because they are a very expensive initial purchase and are costly to repair. However, Dr. Shvartsman feels that the investment in electric handpieces is worthwhile, since it makes his patients' dental experiences more enjoyable.