.: Over 30 years ...
Kinetic Instruments was one of the pioneers of fiber optic
technology for dental handpieces in the late 70's and one of the first to use
LEDs for composite curing in the late 90's. In other words, we've been around
for quite a while. Not just in terms of age, but also experience. Since we
specialize in what we do, our personnel know pretty much everything there is to
know. That's not bragging ... only fact. If you would like to find out about
something ... just ask.
.: ... of product innovation
Paraphrasing, "... from knowledge comes innovation". That's
basically our middle name ... innovation. We have created hundreds of products
over the years by simply listening and gaining knowledge. Most of this valuable
education is derived from our customers who share with us a particular problem.
We then make a soup from a mixture of the problem with a healthy dose of
engineering know-how. The result ... you can see for yourself by boarding thru
.: What you can get ...
Not exactly whatever you want. In the dental industry, we are
highly specialized in the design and manufacture of handpieces, light source
systems for handpieces, connectivity devices for handpieces, light curing
instruments and a few other unique accessory products. As a dentist, you
absolutely need the type of equipment that's our specialty. Since you have to
purchase similar products, why not talk to the experts. Our number is at the top
of the page.
Viper˛ High Speed
"2" is actually a mathematical "squared" symbol. It doesn't mean
except as an indicator of the extent to which the Viper handpiece has been
changed. What does mean something is
that after over 30 years of Viper high
speed sales and trusted service, we decided to
produce a new handpiece that
incorporates all the features that our
customers have been raving about in the
Viper 360 and Quantum
handpieces. Those features are unusually high torque,
operation, high brightness cellular optics, all stainless steel body
push button chuck and triple port water spray ... impressive, right?
Viper 360 High Speed
The Viper360 has been the popular workhorse for Kinetic Instruments and our
valued customers for
over 30 years. When an individual product performs this
well, our engineering
people have a strong tendency to leave it alone. The
primary objective of any high speed handpiece is to cut tooth structure in as
little time as possible. After all,
whether you are a doctor or a patient, this
part of dentistry is
unpleasant. Viper360 employs an "open" style turbine
design which is one of
the reasons for its unusually high cutting capability.
Viper 360 also happens
to be the quietest handpiece in the dental industry.
Viper HT High Speed
Viper HT is just a slightly larger head version of Viper 360. But it
what just a small incremental increase in diameter can do. About
torque !! So why would you need all this extra cutting
power? Well, if you are
a doctor who performs a substantial amount
of reconstructive crown and bridge
procedures, your high speed is
working overtime and any little bit of time
savings in bulk tooth
reduction can go a long way toward soothing your day.
Are we correct? Continuing the open turbine design produces the greatest
torque vs. diameter and, of course, super quiet operation is standard.
Viper MINI High Speed
This is an oddly interesting handpiece. Not necessarily concerning the
but more in its intended use. The Viper MINI is, after all, just a small
of Viper 360. The interesting part is that you probably
don't need it unless
you are a pedodontist. However, every so
often there is that single patient
who can't open wide enough or perhaps
still has all their wisdom teeth.
THEN, you absolutely need a little smaller head
size than standard. You
could try to wedge a larger bite block in
there and struggle with a standard
head size handpiece, but why bother? Have a MINI handy and relax.
Viper 5H High Speed
Well, let's see, what can we say about Viper 5H. It is probably better
you what it doesn't do! You can go back to the top of the
page and read
about Viper 360 because the 5H is pretty much the same
a few features. Maybe not a few but only one ...
it doesn't swivel.
Because it is designed to attach to a standard 5-hole tubing
it really can't swivel. So, if you happen to have an older
delivery unit or
a spare 5H line on a new unit, you could stick a
Viper 5H there. Also, it's
generally less expensive to purchase ... so that may be attractive.
Quantum High Speed
Quantum is truly everything you would ever need in a high speed handpiece.
Excellent torque, durable stainless finish, 360 swivel, cellular optics, triple
water spray ... blah, blah, blah. Go to the Quantum page to get the
What is most important is that Quantum offers every bit of
performance, feel and longevity as competitive
handpieces selling at twice
the price. High speed handpieces don't need to be constructed from exotic
materials such as double dipped passivated rhodium, titanium, plutonium
or whatever. Save your money ... reliable stainless steel has proven best.
Viper 101 Low Speed
Long before the official air-driven high speed handpiece was introduced
dentistry, the ancient "high" speed belt and pulley driven
extensively used throughout the world. Although this crude
very uncomfortable for both doctor and patient, it did
have one interesting
attribute ... conservative tooth structure reduction was, for the most part,
pretty much mandatory. Well, there are many operative procedures today
require minimum reduction for a successful restoration. So why try
be super careful with a high speed? Use a Viper 101 with friction head.
Viper 301 Low Speed
You certainly wouldn't want to do operative work with this handpiece. It's
too slow and not meant for that anyway. Viper 301 is designed for
the grunt work that requires extremely high torque at a nice mellow
Perfect for contouring, fine finishing, crown adjustment, etc. In addition,
by simply adding a 10:1 speed reducing head, you can place pins or even
instrument an endo canal with a quarter turn endo head. Polishing?
Absolutely. You may not think that fiber optic lighting is necessary on
low speed handpiece but just wait until you try it ... delightful !!
Viper 901 Low Speed
Viper 901 should actually be called a hygiene handpiece. It comes standard
with a quick connect prophy head and can be used with either screw type
snap-on prophy cups. We are firm believers in re-usable heads instead
of throw away. All that nasty non- biodegradable plastic that lasts for many
thousands of years. Not to mention that throw-away heads usually
run too smoothly. Infection control a problem? Not really because throw-away
heads are only about two inches long ... what about the air motor? If all
this stuff is still not convincing ... how about $1000 in annual savings !!
Many customers mistake the Viper SONIC handpiece for a competitive
instrument similar to the Cavitron or some other hygienist device. In
actuality, it was specifically designed for use by doctors during operative
procedures. Relatively often, a piece of calculus is bothersome when
performing a restoration. Since the Viper SONIC quickly and easily
connects in place of the high speed, it is a simple matter to remove the
calculus without looking for and dragging into the operatory your
hygienist's utrasonic scaler. Pleasant convenience.
E-T Air Motor
E-T, of course, stands for E-Type which means that the air motor
connection is compatible with all "E" type accessories. There are many
such instruments on the market and it is not very obvious from the
outside which ones are better than others. Of course, all manufacturer's
representatives will tell you that theirs is best and we might as well join
the party. All we can say is ... trust us. The air motor is not as simple
as it looks and, in fact, is more complicated to build than any high speed
handpiece. We have to rely on our reputation.
No, it's not really a laser, that's why we spell it differently. But it has so
curing power that it acts like a laser without heat. Sunlite was one of the
curing instruments to use multiple chip LEDs for light curing applications. When
the lighting industry found out how to produce a much more powerful blue
emitter, we quickly incorporated it into Sunlite and called it Sunlite LAZER.
device has pretty much become the industry standard and with a little bit of our
own added engineering, the output it up at 1600mw/cm2. So what's so unique
It installs into your dental unit for the ultimate in convenience.
Not everyone likes a handpiece style curing light like Sunlite or SunBurst. Also,
there may be some beneficial clinical aspects to a portable battery operated
instrument. Using the same high intensity blue emitter employed in our Sunlite,
SunSpot provides powerful energy of 1600mw/cm2 for curing the toughest
restorations. The sleek modern design incorporates a base that holds the curing
light, a power supply for charging the batteries and a handy light meter
that SunSpot is always operating at maximum output. Ergonomic and perfectly
balanced, this curing light is rugged enough to withstand many years of service.
At the present time, there certainly isn't any shortage of different curing
to choose from. Average light output is about 1100mw/cm2 and average price
is steadily creeping up to around $900 to $1000. Interesting enough, many of
these devices have fairly complex operational characteristics. We did a survey
of our customer base and found out that most dentists wanted a conservative
light output of around 1100 to 1200mw, a mechanism to turn it on and off, and
some sort of timing function. So here it is ... SunBurst. Two methods to turn it
on and off, 1300mw/cm2, 10 second tone and inexpensive as a bonus.
Every dentist using this instrument loves it. The TransCure modular diagnostic
transilluminator uses ideal color chromaticity LEDs to produce brilliant white light
that is just the perfect brightness and concentration to diagnose all manner
clinical problems without using x-rays. The reason we call it
TransCure is that
you can also attach a low power curing probe to the battery
module and use
it to cure sealants. Many doctors have said that this
device has been able to
substantially increase practice revenue by detecting early carious lesions and
surface cracks while at the same time saving patients from future problems.
HP Light Source and Tubing
We have made more handpiece light source systems for the dental industry
than all the rest of the manufacturers combined. Also, the greatest variety.
Your dental unit probably has one of our systems. Not only can our modular
light source systems provide brilliant pure white light for your handpiece but
the tiny power pack can also power high intensity curing lights that can be
installed directly into your delivery system. There is nothing on the market
that performs better or can be used with so many different fiber optic
handpieces. After all, 40 years of experience has to produce perfection.
Vari-Lux 5H LED
Technological advancements in the manufacture of high output and efficient
white LEDs have enabled their integration into light sources for the dental
industry. These LEDs produce brilliant white light far superior to the light
generated by incandescent halogen lamps. They operate cooler, are mostly
smaller and do a better job of illumination. So what's so special about this
particular design? Intended specifically for ISO-5H handpieces, the unique
Vari-Lux takes advantage of LED characteristics to permit variable intensity.
Also, using the service passages for dynamic cooling provides indefinite life!!
Vari-Lux K-360 LED
All the same technological advancements in white LEDs that made the 5H
Vari-Lux possible went into the design of Vari-Lux K-360 which is specifically
designed to replace the halogen lamp in Kinetic-360 swivel fiber optic systems.
The only difference is that instead of simply replacing the lamp module with
an LED version, the Vari-Lux K-360 module gets installed directly into the
swivel coupling. If you are wondering why on earth would we make it more
complicated ... it's to take advantage of the dynamic cooling in the coupling
that provides an indefinite life expectancy!! Variable intensity is standard.
Vari-Lux LED Power Pack
Vari-Lux is so unique in the industry that we decided it would need its very own
dedicated power pack that could further enhance the LED experience. This new
power source differs from other devices in that it provides a source of current
regulated power which is preferable for driving a LED. This new operating mode
keeps the junction temperature of the LED emitter under control and effectively
prevents premature failure ... pretty nifty feature!! Of course, VariLux must be
variable in intensity so a super convenient control is incorporated that is
as easy as the push of a button. Six percentage steps going from 100% to 200%.
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