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Document ID (ISN)78190
CIS number 02-394
ISSN - Serial title 1529-8663 - AIHA Journal
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rytk÷nen E., Sorainen E.
Title Vibration of dental handpieces
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2001, Vol.62, No.4, p.477-481. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract The vibration of new and used dental hand pieces was tested in three directions during idling. Work was simulated by drilling on plastic plate. An analysis was performed of the weighted vibration and the total acceleration of high-frequency vibration ("ultra vibration"). Neither the water and air injection nor the grip force of fingers had any significant effect on the vibration level. The weighted accelerations were well below hazardous levels. The vibration spectra of the hand pieces contained powerful vibration at high frequencies, but the effects of this ultra vibration and exposure during work are not well known.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; testing; dental services; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) equipment testing
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hand and portable tools
Labour inspection
Health care services