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Dr. Howard Listopad, DDS, practices at Listopad & Finder DDS PA in Coral Springs, Fla.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School and member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Listopad shares his thoughts on using Tek USA’s LED handpiece Illuminator series.
How did you first learn of the TEK USA Illuminator series and/or why did you decide to start using it?
One of my equipment representatives notified me of this product, as well as a current promotion that was going on. I decided to give it a try because I was getting frustrated with some of my other handpieces that were a lot more expensive. I figured that as long as there was a warranty and a money-back guarantee, I had nothing to lose.
Tell us a little about the results you have experienced with the TEK USA Illuminator series.
I have been very happy with how the product handles, as well as its cutting efficiency. The LED light is not as valuable to me because I use a headlight, but it is still a nice feature to have.
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How have patients responded to the TEK USA Illuminator series?
Truthfully, patients don’t care about the handpieces. They cannot tell a difference. They just want a pain-free experience!
Why would you recommend the TEK USA Illuminator series to colleagues?
I am very happy with the way the handpieces run. I am especially happy about the cost savings that you get with this product. I have recommended it to many colleagues so far!
The Illuminator Series
The Illuminator Series incorporates an LED light into the handpiece head, powered by a generator contained within the handle. The pneumatically driven generator powers the LED directly. Air enters the rear of the handpiece through standard four-hole tubing at 32 to 35 psi, spinning the e-generator at 18,000 rpm and generating bountiful energy to power the LED, resulting in a bright white, low heat light. Cool under pressure, the turbine is made in the U.S. with the highest grade ceramic bearing available. The press-button chuck is fabricated from high grade materials that result in strong bur retention and ease of bur entry. The Illuminator LED Series has either a four-hole fixed back end or quick-connect, making it compatible with any dental unit.
For more information, contact Tek USA at 954-941-6970 or visit tekusaproducts.com.
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