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wireless handpiece

Is anyone using a cordless slow speed handpiece that you would recommend? What do you like and dislike about it?



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I love the Midwest RDH wireless hand piece. I bought it for 2 reasons. I travel on mission trips to other countries to do dental work (cleanings and extractions) and we have no dental equipment other than what we bring. We also have no electricity at the clinics. The charge lasts most of the day in the field. To sterilize all we can do out there is wipe with cavicide and air dry until we return home. The Haitians tell me their teeth feel like a slide after receiving their first polish with it and paste. SO REWARDING!
At our office we like it because we can polish in the doctors operatories in a pinch. It’s lightweight and the charge will last all day in a regular hygiene schedule.

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I have been able to use the Midwest RDH wireless handpiece. I love it! It is lightweight and the best part is that while I am polishing there is no strain on the hand like the corded ones cause. Great ergonomics. I do not get to use it for every polish since the disposable tips cost more than the traditional ones. Also there is a metal outer sheath that needs to be sterilized after each use so we ordered an extra one. Not very practical in a large hygiene practice. The charge lasts and it has performed well for me.

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I have a ZEN and love, love , love it. Problem is….was owned by Discus, Sold to Zila and now they don’t own it anymore but do sell the pro angles that go on the Ze. Balanced and very nice…no more tendonitis! Very reasonably priced too..just don’t know who is selling it now=(

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Hoosier, I have seen them for $600-800.

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Love my Midwest RDH. I have found that it has helped so much with reducing wrist fatigue. I love that there is no cord. Bought it for $350-400. Can’t remember specifically. Have had it for 3 years now, still works great. They sell plastic sleeves to go over the unit to reduce contamination. I place it on the charger at night, lasts all day. I usually see 8-10 patients a day.
You should ask your local rep to borrow their unit for a week to see if you like it before investing. I wouldn’t want to work without it.

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I have never used a cord free handpiece, but a very helpful way to reduce drag from the cord on your wrist is to hold the cord that goes over the back of your hand with your pinky finger. You will have a sort of ‘loop’ over the back of your hand, and you can give yourself as much slack as you need. This takes the pressure off the top of your wrist and moves it to the bottom of your hand, and you feel MUCH less drag. I also do this with the Cavitron tubing. I can’t even work with them without using them this way! Hope this helps!

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I have never tried one but would love to see if I like it. Does anyone know how much it is? I might buy one with my own money if I like it.

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I fill in at an office that has is using the MidWest cordless handpiece. It is awesome not having the cord pulling on your hand. You don’t realize how much pull is on your hand until you’ve use a cordless. Interesting that several are charging daily. This office is only charging weekly but they are having problems with the units not fully charging. These units are only less then 6 months old. Any advice of what they are doing wrong or anyone else had this problem? They also cover the unit with the plastic sleeve and wrap down the metal sleeve for each pt.

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I think I would like to try a cordless…does anyone know the RPM on them?

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I liked the Midwest RDH, but you have to use their prophy angle. I don’t like regular prophy angles because the spit splatters. I use the Twist Prophy Angle that has a 90 degree reciprocating back and forth rotating motion. It doesn’t heat up or fling spit and paste everywhere. Tried another cordless that could use any angle, but the RPM wasn’t strong enough and would stall. So…….I bought more go the corded Midwest RDH hand piece. The weight and feel of the cordless is awesome.

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