dentist's drill

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Noun1.dentist's drill - a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
bur, burr - small bit used in dentistry or surgery
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
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Eventually, dental lasers could make it possible for dentists to access any part of a tooth, replacing the need for the traditional dental drill.
Instead of a conventional dental drill, Air Brush uses micro particles and air aimed precisely at the area of decay.
12% of the respondents replied that they would get extremely anxious, making them feel physically sick while anticipating the use of a dental drill.
Bellamy uses his grandfather's dental drill to transform your European mount into an intricate conversation piece.
A NURSERY nurse has told how she quit her job after suf-suffering severe burns to her lip from a dental drill - because she feared her face would scare the children.
We're using an electric hand piece versus the traditional dental drill,'' Kauffman said.
The rotating metal dental drill has a tendency to over prepare the cavity.
A final mechanism is masking: music is able to "mask" unpleasant sounds, such as the noises of the dental drill, thereby averting the patient's anxiety.
George Green of Kalamazoo patented the nation's first electric dental drill.
Going to the dentist is scary enough for some people, but get this: A dental drill accident during routine oral surgery in Sweden caused parts of the drill to get lodged in a 60-year-old woman's lung.
Dhanni Gustiana, a dental surgeon from Purworejo in Central Java, has modified a conventional dental drill by changing the buzzing sound to the music from a MP3 player.