NSK Z95L Handpiece
The NSK Z95L Electric handpiece contra angle is an excellent choice for a pedo size head. We don’t consider these minis but the head is much smaller than it’s larger NSK X95L.
Like the NSK X95L the Z95L employs a replaceable cartridge, which when replaced, also replaces tortuous water paths which tend to clog up in other brands. The cartridge is also very resistant to debris intrusion.
Small Head Z95L Electric Handpieces
As a rule, we tend to encourage doctors to employ small head electric handpieces such as NSK Z95L, Kavo M25L, and Bien Air Micro Mini for pedo use. In our opinion, it’s best to use standard size handpieces like Kavo 25LPA, W&H WA-99, NSK X95L, and Bien Air CA 1:5 when appropriate because they just tend to last longer. Of course, there are other brands not mentioned, but these four are probably the most prominent in the US.
Electric handpieces are gear driven. Gears tend to generate a bit more heat than turbines, as are in air driven handpieces. Larger bearings and more air space inside head allow for better heat dissipation.
The NSK Z95L is still an excellent handpiece, and certainly worth having in your arsenal, especially for those smaller patients.