- Dental engine
A dental engine is a large chair-side appliance (possibly including the chair itself) found in a dentist's office. At minimum, a dental engine serves as a source of mechanical or pneumatic power for one or more handpieces; typically, it will also include a small faucet and a spit-sink, which the patient can use for rinsing, as well as one or more suction hoses, a compressed air/irrigation water nozzle, for blowing and/or washing debris clear of the work area in the patient's mouth, and possibly an ultrasonic cleaning appliance, as well as a small table to hold the instrument tray, and possibly a worklight and/or a computer monitor.
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