This handpiece really compliments my Ti-Max Z95L and is very useful where space is tight, getting me out of tricky situations several times a week. Neel Jaiswal, Dentist, BDS MFGDP
Titanium body*. Light and very strong pure titanium is used for the body. The light handpiece reduces the burden on the hands during operations, and its enhanced hardness also improves its ability for autoclave sterilization. The biocompatible properties of titanium eliminate concern over allergies to metals.
Microfilter to prevent particles from entering the water spray system to guarantee optimum water spray cooling at all times.
An ergonomic body shape and the introduction of new DURAGRIP coating provide superior grip and handling comfort.
Clean Head System
The patented NSK Clean Head System is a special mechanism designed to automatically prevent the entry of oral fluids and other contaminants into the handpiece head prolonging the life of the bearings.
Ceramic Bearings are 25% harder than conventional steel bearings but are only half the weight. Because frictional wear between the ball bearings and the bearing retainer is significantly reduced the efficiency and durability is significantly increased. (X95L / X95 / X85L / X85.
Anti Heat System
NSK's unique head cap design helps to limit heat generation and to disperse heat generation during treatment. NSK is always putting patient's safety first.
The NSK Ti-Max Z95L is lightweight and perfect for delivering fine margins or MI preparations as the design offers improved visibility through the reduction of head and neck size, and it runs with almost no vibration. Dr Joe Oliver BDS (Lond) LDSRCS (Eng)
Neel Jaiswal is an experienced restorative dentist, heading up a multi-disciplinary team at his practice Neel Dentistry, based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. The methodology of the practice is to build rapport, plan treatment and coordinate the patient management with the team, who then manage the necessary orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics and implant treatment. The team believes that treatment planning for life is key. With the ultimate aim to help patients keep their teeth for life, only the very best in dental equipment, especially handpieces, will do. This equipment has to satisfy performance, value, and ergonomics and must be backed up by excellent service and support.
Neel has long been an advocate of NSK products and has developed a close working relationship with their team. Having used a range of NSK products in the past, when it came to opening his own practice over three years ago, he looked to NSK for support.
Neel said: “When the practice was being setup I had a micromotor and speed-increasing handpiece built in. The handpiece I have is the NSK Ti-Max Z95L, it’s the latest high-speed (1:5 increasing) contra-angle, which offers improved visibility through the reduction of head and neck size and benefits from a lightweight titanium body*. The handpiece is exceptionally durable with minimal noise output, which my patients really appreciate, and I find that although I have turbines, I don’t use them and I much prefer my speed increasing handpiece as it offers so may advantages in terms of delivering high quality work”
Neel goes on to comment: “We do a lot of microscope and close magnification work in the practice and I find the Ti-Max Z95L operates with very little vibration and delivers a level of control not replicable with a turbine. Additionally, the Ti-Max Z95L has a very small head and neck, which can be very useful in tight spaces and when trying to deliver very fine work, as you can see what you’re doing more easily.
“I have also recently purchased an NSK Ti-Max Z45L 1:4.2 speed increasing contra-angle with a 45° head. This handpiece really compliments my Ti-Max Z95L and is very useful where space is tight, getting me out of tricky situations several times a week”.
The NSK electric micro-motors can be fully integrated into the delivery system of most dental treatment units, however when integration is not an option, they can easily be added in the form of a stand-alone table top unit connected to the delivery system and integrated with existing controls.
NSK never stops reviewing, developing and improving its products and an important aspect of this process is listening to practitioner feedback so NSK can ensure its products meet the needs of the professionals who use them. Alex Breitenbach, Managing Director, NSK UK Ltd said: “When it comes to high speed instruments, we are currently at the point where we’ve got the most powerful instruments in the market. We recently launched the NSK Ti-Max Z900L, the World’s most powerful turbine** and NSK Ti-Max Z95L, high-speed (1:5 increasing) contra-angle which received a 5 Star review in a recent Dental Advisor† clinical evaluation, and we are working hard in other specialties to make sure the products we deliver to the market are exceptional quality, whilst maintaining value for money.”
Neel took advantage of the NSK rental scheme when selecting the Ti-Max Z95L as his handpiece of choice and comments: “Renting equipment from NSK makes complete sense, I can utilise the very latest handpiece with the peace of mind that it comes from a highly reliable source and breakdown and service cover are built in to the agreement for a small fixed monthly fee.”
Care and maintenance
Service is everything these days and NSK employ some of the most experienced sales and support staff any dental company has to offer, Neel comments: “The professionalism of the NSK sales and support staff makes the difference, all the staff are very knowledgeable, well-trained and willing to go the extra mile. They treat me as an investor in their products and as a person, not a sale. They were happy to come to my practice to train my staff in how best to maintain my handpieces. Even better was the training qualified them for CPD which was fantastic.”
NSK has built a solid reputation for quality products, which are recognised globally as some of the best and most innovative across the industry. Alex Breitenbach, who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, explains more: “We started in the UK in 2007 with three staff, we now have 18, and we are the premier rotary instrument supplier in the United Kingdom. The key to our success in the UK has been the quality of our products, our people and the trust we have gained from our customers. Our team of highly qualified Product Specialists, most of which have nursing or hygiene qualifications are always on hand to offer advice and training or support at educational events. We also have a UK-based service and repair operation, manned by highly experienced engineers and we continuously work to improve product awareness, sales and support for the practices we work with.”
Try before you buy
Alex continues: “One of our most successful sales initiatives has been the no obligation 10-day ‘try-before-you-buy’ scheme. A selection of NSK’s most popular products are available on the scheme and I would highly recommend it, as it provides an excellent opportunity to try a new piece of equipment before committing to rental or purchase.”
For NSK the future is not only about continuing to improve its equipment, but the commitment to giving the best service and support to the industry.
Neel added: “It is very important in these days of litigation and compliance to use equipment that meets all the necessary safety standards. For those aiming for efficiency and excellence should look to manufacturers who provide an all round package of guaranteed quality products and who can offer outstanding sales and aftercare support”.
For information on the NSK product range and Rental Scheme contact NSK on 0800 6341909 or your preferred dental dealer.
†Business use only, subject to status. Rental is arranged through NSK’s finance partners Snowbird Finance Ltd.
*Only external body component is titanium
Neel Jaiswal, Dentist, BDS MFGDP
Graduated from Birmingham University Dental Hospital in 1996
OMFS SHO at Lincoln Hospital 1999
Dental officer Sydney, Australia 2000
Certificate in Surgical Implantology at the Eastman Dental Institute
Certificate in Facial Aesthetics at the Royal College of Surgeons
Vocational Trainer 2006
Study club facilitator
Pankey Institute study club member
Spear Institute faculty club member 2013
ITI study club member
Neel Dentistry provides the perfect opportunity for Neel to demonstrate his professionalism and determination to provide patients with the best possible dental care and results.
43 High Street, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EE
There is a something of a mystery relating to micromotor driven speed increasing contra-angles. In most of Europe dentists have embraced this technology for years and the vast majority of them wouldn’t think of going back to an air turbine. Only in recent years has the speed increasing contra-angle been considered by clinicians in the UK and this usually when they have a new surgery set up.
Speed and torque
The most amazing change that clinicians find when they try a speed increasing contra-angle is the consistent level of torque. Couple this with fully adjustable bur speeds and you have a level of control to deliver dentistry of the highest level.
Electrically driven contra-angles deliver constant torque, operating at speeds of between 10rpm and up to 200,000 rpm, depending on the specific contra-angle gear ratio. The bur will not stop or slow down, no matter what material is being cut, through all the speed ranges, and even at relatively slow speeds an electric micromotor and contra-angle will cut tooth structure with precision and control. Stuart C Campbell BDS MFDS RCS (Edin) comments, “I have been using a high speed electric handpiece for the past 5 years and would consider the instrument indispensable. I would strongly recommend the use of a micromotor and electric high speed handpiece to all clinicians at any stage of their careers.”
Forget bur chatter
Chatter is caused by bur wobble, caused by ball bearing wear in the air turbine, which is supported by O-rings. The older the bearings, the more the bur can wobble. An electric micromotor and contra-angle provides greater bur concentricity because the electrically driven contra-angles rely on solid gear-to-gear contact and rigid bearing support, meaning the bur does not wobble and chatter is eliminated. This results in a truer, more definite cutting instrument, which allows clinicians to routinely produce more precise margins faster with much less effort. Neel Jaiswal, Dentist, BDS MFGDP comments, “I have a built-in micromotor and use the NSK Ti-Max Z95L speed-increasing (1:5 increasing contra-angle) which is exceptionally durable with minimal noise output and although I have turbines, I don’t use them and I much prefer my speed increasing handpiece as it offers so many advantages in terms of delivering high quality work”. Neel goes on to comment, “We do a lot of microscope and close magnification work in the practice and I find the Ti-Max Z95L operates with very little vibration and delivers a level of control not replicable with a turbine. Additionally, the Ti-Max Z95L has a very small head and neck, which can be very useful in tight spaces and when trying to deliver very fine work, as you can see what you’re doing more easily”.
But aren’t they “heavy”?
Many clinicians are under the impression that the combination of electric micromotor and speed increasing contra-angle will be heavy and that the weight of the micromotor in combination with the contra-angle will ‘drag’ and cause hand and wrist strain. The latest versions of these instruments have been designed of be lightweight and perfectly balanced, ideal for using for extended periods of time without causing strain. In addition they are quiet and vibration-free a benefit for both clinician and patient. Dr Joe Oliver BDS (Lond) LDSRCS (Eng) comments, “The NSK Ti-Max Z95L is lightweight and perfect for delivering fine margins or MI preparations as the design offers improved visibility through the reduction of head and neck size, and it runs with almost no vibration. I would not hesitate to recommend it. I have a Kavo® treatment centre in my surgery and the NSK handpieces with the Kavo® coupling fit and work together perfectly”.
Making the switch is easy
Some clinicians go through a slight learning curve when adopting the combination of a micromotor and speed increasing contra-angle, which is mainly due to the increased torque and cutting power delivered. However, the benefits including improved productivity, greater precision, and less physical and mental fatigue are all worth this small inconvenience.
Occasionally clinicians are also under the misunderstanding that they need to change their treatment centre to adopt an electric micromotor set-up. However, electric micromotors can be quickly retrofitted by an experienced engineer to an existing treatment unit. Dan Hines BDS comments, “Converting to electric is relatively easy, and contrary to the myth, practices do not need to wait until they purchase a new treatment centre. I bought my electric set up when I opened my surgery and have a Belmont Cleo, with an integrated NSK MultiPad control unit. The NSK Multipad can be fitted to the side of most carts by a qualified engineer in a couple of hours, so it is relatively easy to adopt this technology”.
If you would like to explore the world of electric micromotors and speed increasing contra-angles the best way forward is to trial this combination in practice. NSK offer a no obligation 10-day ‘try before you buy’ scheme which offers a selection of NSK’s most popular products including NSK NLX portable micromotor and the NSK Ti-Max Z95L contra-angle giving clinicians the opportunity to try a new combination of equipment before committing to rental or purchase.
MultiPad Electric Micromotor & Integrated Ultrasonic Control Pad - With a user-friendly LCD display and interface, NSK’s MultiPad uniquely enables control of the NLXnano and NLX plus electric micromotors and the Varios 170 ultrasonic scaler - all in one system. When partnered with MultiPad, the NLXnano reaches speeds of 1,000 - 40,000 min-1 and delivers a powerful 3.4Ncm torque, whilst the NLX plus offers 3 user-friendly endo modes; auto-reverse on, auto-stop and auto-reverse off. NSK’s MultiPad can also be used to control all functions of the Varios 170 ultrasonic scaler.
To take advantage of NSK’s ‘Try before you buy’ scheme or for more information about their products and rental scheme, contact NSK on 0800 634 1909 or your preferred dental dealer.