Vibration characteristics of dental high-speed turbines and speed-increasing handpieces

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Objectives: Vibrations of dental handpieces may contribute to symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome in dental personnel and iatrogenic enamel cracking in teeth. However, methods for measuring dental handpiece vibrations have previously been limited and information about vibration characteristics is sparse. This preliminary study aimed to use a novel approach to assess the vibrations of unloaded high-speed handpieces in vitro.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-493
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dentistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • dental high-speed equipment, laser Doppler vibrometer, vibration measurement, handpiece