Dentanomic Dental Handpieces

Dentanomic Hand Instruments

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THE CUTTING EDGE OF VETERINARY DENTISTRY

Dental Instruments Designed by Veterinarians, For Veterinarians.
Dentanomic Blade and Handle Animation

 

NEVER ACCEPT A BLUNT INSTRUMENT AGAIN.

Unique modular blades & handles, as solid as a one piece instrument.

Blades release easily for cleaning, honing or replacement, but never unlock during surgery.

 

Dentanomic Blades 

 

Exerts Less Force

The periodontal ligament space is 0.1-0.3mm wide.  Dentanomic make blades with a thin edge which can access this space.

This means that you can use precise surgical techniques, allowing you to exert less force in order to get the job done.

Blades are made for two different surgical techniques – elevation and luxation. These work best when used together to complement each other.

  Dentanomic Blade Less Force

Dentanomic Blades Direct Force

 

Direct Force

Dentanomic elevation blades:

The thin edge directs force into the periodontal ligament space.  The contoured side and back edges help you apply controlled rotational force.

Elevation blades suit a controlled and gentle elevation technique, which reduces the risk of accidental trauma.

 

Streamlined

Dentanomic luxation blades:

Thinner & more streamlined than the elevation blades.  They work like a slim, rounded chisel to cut periodontal ligament deep within the periodontal ligament space.

luxation blades can be used on all teeth, but are especially useful for thin, fragile roots that can be easily damaged with elevation technique.

 

Dentanomic Blade Dtreamlined

 

 

CHOOSING YOUR BLADES:

Dentanomic range of 9 blades allows you to undertake the majority of companion animal dental procedures and we recommend that you use all 9.

Start with a blade 1/2 to 2/3 of the diameter of the tooth root.  Wider blades exert more force, narrower blades are more precise.  When in doubt, gentle is always better!

If you don’t want a full set of blades, try Dentanomic 2mm & 3mm elevation blades and our 2mm luxation blade.  That’s a great set for difficult feline teeth and smaller dog teeth.

 


 

Dentanomic Handles

 

Designed By Vets For Vets

Handles that fit your hand precisely

Ergonomic handles are shaped for the muscles of your hand, giving you precision and control.

Palm weighted and balanced with a centre of gravity at the base of your finger, making it easy to use a safe palm grip.

  Dentanomic Ergonomic Handles

Dentanomic Size Matters

 

Size Matters

2 handle sizes available to ensure the perfect fit for your hand size

Our standard handle will fit your hand beautifully if you have hands up to a 7.5 glove size.

If you take size 8 gloves or larger, our long handle will be great for you.

Both handles fit all of our blades, so you can choose whichever one is most comfortable for you!

 

 

 

All of Dentanomic handles fit all blades – you can choose whichever colour and size you want!

You can choose colours to help you organise your surgical kits, or just pick those colours that you love!

 


 

Blade Connection

 

Perfectly Balanced

Modular, replaceable blades; as reliable as a one piece instrument.

Dentanomic blades are easy to change but will never loosen during surgery.  The combination of the collar, hexagonal section and screw thread completely stabilise the blade, giving you perfect surgical feedback.

  Dentanomic Perfectly Balanced

Dentanomic Flip A Coin

 

Flip A Coin

Changing blades is easy and fast.

The Dentanomic bolt is operated with a coin slot – you can use the Dentanomic coin (try a loop of bandage to store it on your dental machine if you keep losing it!), or any other coin.

Only very gentle tightening of the bolt is needed to secure the blade.  The easiest way to secure the blade is to hold the disc still and turn the handle.

 

 


 

Dentanomic Accessories

 

Tidy House, Tidy Mind

Blade trays to protect your blades during autoclaving and organise them during surgery

Storage slots hold blades securely, with space to remove them during surgery.

Line your blades up in order to make it easier to pick the right one.

Slide on lid protects the blades.  Use a standard autoclave bag during autoclaving and for storage.

  Dentanomic Tidy House Tidy Mind

Dentanomic Too Hot To Handle

 

Too Hot to Handle

Handle trays to protect and organise your Dentanomic handles, bolts and discs.

High temperature rubber inserts cushion and protect your Dentanomic handles.

Just like Dentanoics blade trays, their handle trays protect your Dentanomic handles, discs and bolts in the autoclave – and they also function as a surgical tray organiser once the lid is removed.

Fits a standard autoclave bag for storage.

 

Stay Sharp

Honing kits help you take care of your blade edges.

Top quality ultra-fine diamond honing surfaces, in a flat card and cone shape to take care of both concave and convex blade edges.

 

Dentanomic Blade Stay Sharp

 

 


 

Techniques & Training

 

Safe Hand Hold

Dentanomic instruments are balanced for a safe palm grip.

Use their smaller handle if your surgical glove size is 7.5 or smaller.  Their longer handle will be perfect for you if your glove size is 8 or larger.

When you choose the right handle, the blade tip should rest just past the end of your index finger (this forms a finger stop, preventing the blade injuring your patient when you slip).

  Dentanomic Safe Hand Hold

Dentanomic Double Finger Stop

 

Double Finger Stop

Your finger resting near the blade end forms a finger stop – preventing you slipping and causing damage.

For difficult unstable areas, try a double finger stop. Use the index finger of your free hand to stabilise the index finger of your working hand.  This gives you more control.

 

 

Elevation Technique

 

Rotational Force

Elevation Technique

Elevation is all about applying controlled rotational force over a period of time.  This technique stretches ligament fibres, which takes time.  Do not use rapid or forced levering movements.

  • Insert the fine leading edge of the blade into the periodontal ligament space.
  • Gently rotate the blade (in one controlled movement) until resistance is felt.
  • Maintain this resistance for 15-30 seconds.
  • The rotation can be increased if the tooth begins to move.
  • If no movement is felt, repeat steps 1-3 around the circumference of the tooth to loosen the periodontal attachments.
  Dentanomic elevation

 

Using Force

Elevation is a more forceful technique which puts more strain on tooth roots and bone. There is a risk of tooth and bone fracture, especially if the instrument is rotated forcefully or quickly.

Elevation is most appropriate for thicker or stronger roots – but it can be combined effectively to complement luxation technique.

Rapidly rocking or rotating blades backwards and forwards will quickly & severely damage the thin blade edge.

 

 

Luxation Technique

 

Cut The Ligament

Luxation Technique

Luxation is all about working a thin, sharp blade into the periodontal ligament space to cut ligament.

  1. Insert the blade edge into the periodontal ligament space.
  2. Rock blade sideways into the periodontal ligament space. 
    Do not: 
    • pry blade out or away from tooth.
    • rotate the blade around its axis like an elevator
  3. Either in a simultaneous or separate movement, contour the blade around the tooth root, keeping the blade facing the tooth and continuing to push down gently towards the root apex.
  4. Repeat around the circumference of the root to cut periodontal ligament.
  Dentanomic Luxation Technique

 

Using Force

Luxation is a more precise surgical technique than elevation. It is most appropriate for thinner or weaker roots – but it can be combined effectively to complement elevation technique.

Luxation blades are very thin and sharp. A palm grip and finger stop are vital to prevent accidental trauma.

Using luxation blades as levers or elevators will quickly & severely damage the thin blade edge.

 


 

Care & Cleaning Guide

 

Clean Design

Dentanomic instruments are easy to clean and sterilise.

Don’t forget their autoclave trays make it easy to keep track of everything during the cleaning cycle and prevent scratches & damage.

 

  Dentanomic Clean Design

 

 

 

  1. Disassemble your Dentanomic instruments. It’s a good idea to keep the coloured handles separate from the steel components throughout cleaning.  This avoids scratches on your beautiful instruments.
  2. Use a soft brush and detergent solution to clean organic material from the instruments, followed by a suitable enzymatic cleaner, suitable for steel and aluminium.
  3. Our instruments can be cleaned manually or with an ultrasonic cleaner.
  4. Water impurities can damage surgical instruments. Use distilled (de-ionised water) when cleaning to maximise instrument life, especially in ultrasonic cleaners and for final rinsing.
  5. Load the blades and handles, bolts and discs in their autoclave trays.  Seal the trays in labelled autoclave bags.
  6. Autoclave on standard settings, leave the bags to ventilate and dry before storage.

 

Honing

Sharpening implies re-engineering of a blunt blade edge.  Honing is a more gentle frequent technique which will maintain the sharp edges on your blades.

Gentle honing makes your blades last longer – but honing with a bad technique might blunt your blades so be careful.

Honing should be a daily procedure and is best done as part of your cleaning protocol.

Honing straightens and realigns the very thin edges of your Dentanomic blades, keeping them sharp and effective.

 

 Dentanomic Honing Directions    
  1. Wear gloves and eye protection during honing.
  2. Clean blades before honing.
  3. Check the edge for any bending or burring using a thin implement.
  4. Using a Dentanomic honing kit (or any ultra-fine honing stone, ceramic, steel or diamond honer).
  5. Match the angle of the honer to the angle of the blade edge.
  6. Using light pressure, sweep the honer from the screw thread end of the blade over the blade edge to straighten and realign the edge.
  7. Repeat until the burr on the blade edge is straightened and the blade is sharp.
  8. Use a conical honer to straighten/realign any burrs from the concave blade surface.
  9. Use a flat honer to straighten/realign any burrs from the convex or flat blade surfaces.
  10. Dispose of any blades that cannot be realigned with gentle honing.
  11. Dispose of bent or chipped blades.

Dont Do This!

Our most common cleaning problem.

Our handles are made from high grade aluminium.  The protective anodised finish can be stripped off if alkaline cleaning solutions are used.  Check that your cleaning solutions are suitable for steel and aluminium.  Occasionally tap water can be very alkaline – this can be resolved by using distilled (deionised water) for cleaning instruments.

Spotting on blades or trays is most commonly caused by chloride deposits from tap water. Use distilled water for cleaning and rinsing to prevent this.

   Dentanomic Dont Do This

 

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