Air Turbine Dental Drill.

Year. 1949

Creator. John Patrick Walsh

Where. Lower Hutt, NZ

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The Air Turbine Dental Drill is a hand-held mechanical instrument used to perform a variety of common dental procedures, including removing decay, polishing fillings, performing cosmetic dentistry, and altering prostheses. The handpiece itself consists of internal mechanical components that initiate a rotational force and provide power to the cutting instrument, usually a dental burr.