Choosing the most ergonomic hand instrument can make a big difference in terms of discomforts and disorders when performing dental work. It is by no means insignificant what the diameter of the hand instrument’s handle is or what the material of the grip surface is.
When holding the instruments for approximately 2,000 hours each year, the design, weight and feel of the instrument are crucial for the dental practitioner in terms of his/her performance and productivity.
Pioneering instrument ergonomics
LM’s radical product theses of the 1980s – a thicker handle, optimized shape, elastic surface, lightness and color coding – have become industry wide standards in the 21st century.
The natural, non-slip grip of the instruments has been recognized to be comfortable and efficient all around the world and result into a significant reduction, or elimination, of hand-fatigue, finger and hand pain as well as prevention of CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
Soft and hygienic grip
An ergonomically designed instrument in combination with a comfortable grip and high tactile sensitivity gives the best clinical result. The pleasant silicone on the hand piece or instrument causes less strain on dental clinician’s wrist and fingers. The soft material also dampens the ultrasonic vibrations and keeps hands warm.
Furthermore the smooth and even surface of the silicone has been tested to be more hygienic than knurled and uneven instrument surfaces.