Irrespective of whether the occasion is to start a clinic or to expand the existing practice with additional operatives and latest technology equipment, the need for constant upgradations of dental practice is never ending. These dental instruments empower dentists to treat patients with advanced utility instruments thereby offering a better clinical experience.

Dental equipment can be segregated into elemental and specialized categories. The elemental category includes the equipment that is essential to dental practice such as a dental chair, operatory cabinetry, Dental operatory lights, X-Ray Imaging equipment, sterilization equipment and more. Specialized equipment are the ones that are bought to enhance the quality of practice and patient experience. This specialized equipment not only helps dentists in carrying out better dental procedures but also assists in building patient confidence in the dental practice.

Here are 5 must-have dental instruments and equipment that are significant for better customer experience and enhanced dental practice.

1. Surgical Microscopes

Also, known as Dental Operating Microscopes, these surgical microscopes are exclusively designed to offer perfect magnification of the area of the mouth being worked upon. It helps the dentist in maintaining an ergonomic position, gives a better access to the affected area, and helps in better focus of the Dentist. Also, most of the modern surgical microspores come with a foot pedal and allow hands-free operation. The user-friendly nature of surgical microspores allows them to be used beyond just endodontic procedures. Their magnifying ability also assists in laser dentistry, restorative procedures, oral surgery, and other clinical practices. Most of these surgical microscopes come with additional options such as binocular heads and portable stand.

2. Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras for dentists are extremely valuable tools for patient case documentation and education. Intraoral cameras are exclusively designed to capture and exhibit digital images of the affected area inside the patient’s mouth. The key feature of these cameras is its small wand-like shape. These cameras are highly portable, can connect to a computer wirelessly, and mostly, come inbuilt with LED lights to capture clear images without the need for external lighting. Also, intraoral cameras help in educating patients regarding the advised treatment. On occasions when the treatment advised is expensive, patients often tend to not accept treatment as they don’t fully understand the cause. Intraoral cameras allow them to clearly see the problem and understand the reason for the advised treatment.

3. Endodontic Equipment

From sealers to pulp testers, Endodontic treatments require a wide range of equipment and instruments to provide high-quality care to the patients. Right equipment plays a significant role in successful procedures as they require a great precision. Endodontic equipment is available in a wide variety depending upon the nature of practice. Mostly equipment such as electric motors, obturation equipment, and scalers involve high cost and therefore must be purchased from reputed vendors with optimum customer support.

4. Dental Laser

Lasers are extremely important while carrying out procedures to fill cavities, burning tumors, reducing tooth sensitivity, teeth whitening, and a lot more. Lasers are one of the most acceptable instruments in the world of dentistry, both by patients and dentists as they can carry out complex treatment with minimal invasion, bleeding, and without causing any noticeable pain. Before using dental lasers, care should be taken to verify the tissues on which those lasers can be used. While few lasers are designed to work as versatile tools for various type of treatments, some lasers are designed for specific treatment protocols. Modern-day dental lasers come with touch screens for better handling, operational efficiency and graphical interfaces to enhance the quality of treatment and outcome.

5. Dental CAD/CAM

In the technological advanced age of dentistry, Dental CAD/CAM has emerged to become one of the most powerful and useful technologies that allow dentists to capture complete teeth digital restoration design. Along with the chairside mill, Dentists can now fabricate bridges, crowns, onlays, inlays, surgical guides, implant abutments, veneers, and more. Although a bit on the higher side, investment in a Dental CAD/CAM is a one-time investment that includes a 3D dental design software, a digital impression system, and an exclusive chairside mill to function as a single system.


The constantly evolving dental industry has brought landslide changes in the way dental procedures are carried out. Specialized and advanced equipment have made it easier for dentists to carry out complex procedures with better precision. Advanced instruments have also helped in developing better acceptance in patients regarding the requirement of the procedures.

Author's Bio: 

Korie Cantor has been working as a freelance writer for a long time. She has a diverse background in health, mobility and fitness. She loves sharing her opinions on the latest issues affecting women.