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Dentistry catalog 2013

 

Swissfloat is a milestone in equine dentistry !

The Swissfloat was developed over twenty years ago by Eisenhut in Switzerland and it has had a dominating role in equine dentistry worldwide ever since.

 

The classic Swissfloat required modification to satisfy the needs of modern equine dentistry and it was replaced by a thinner model in 2002.  Today, the Swissfloat Slimline is the thinnest rotary float on the market and it is one of the leading instruments for routine dentistry for the equine practitioner worldwide.

 

The Swissfloat is available in three sizes: as a 16" or 21" regular model or as a 7" incisor model. The smooth and slim grinding head make the Swissfloat the most versatile tool for visual and non-visual dentistry. With Swissfloat, equine dentistry will become your newest passion!

 

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Motor

Select between the corded version and cordless version of the Swissfloat.

The motors are easily interchangeable between the different Swissfloat shafts. The corded model is equipped with the new light-weight 120V Hitachi motor; and there is the choice between a 12V or 18V Dewalt motor for the cordless models.

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Shaft
 

The Swissfloat is available in three sizes: as a 16 or 21 inches regular model or as a 7" incisor model. The 16" or 21" models are both long enough to work on draft horses, but the shorter model is easier to handle. The choice depends mainly on personal preference. 

We offer an incisor float that is only 7" long without disk guards. It is designed for working on incisors and canines. The different shafts are easily interchangeable, and can be used with one motor only.

The shaft can be rotated in any angle allowing most ergonomic working conditions. A belt drive ensures maintenance free work.

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Disk

Two different types of grinding disks are available for the Swissfloat: a smooth carbide disk and different durable diamond disks. A diamond coated diastema burr is also available.

The carbide disk will perform well for approximately 50-100 horses.  The diamond disk grinds more aggressively and is most commonly replaced after working on 200-800 horse. The selection for one of the disks depends usually on personal preferences.

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  Maintenance

Maintenance

Maintenance is minimal in the Swissfloat. There is no daily maintenance. We recommend to have the instrument serviced every one to two years.

The grinding disk is most easily be cleaned with a wire brush. Since head of the Swissfloat is water resistant, the disk can then be cleaned with water. Avoid excessive use of water and make sure no water runs into the electric drill during cleaning. Wipe the float dry after use.
Please contact us if you are interested in a maintenance plan.

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howtouse

How to use Swissfloat

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Points on Lower and Upper Arcade

Floating points is very easy with Swissfloat.

Lower arcade: Full mouth speculum necessary. Position the shaft from the medial (lingual) side in the points to be floated. Alter the angle of the shaft around the desired 45 degrees and move the shaft rostro-caudally while floating.

Upper arcade: With or without speculum. Position the shaft between cheek and molars. Alter angle towards arcade (30-60 degrees) while moving the shaft rostrally and caudally.

 

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Hooks on Lower Arcade

The Swissfloat is the best instrument to float hooks on 311 and 411, gentle and fast.

If space allows, you can place the shaft between the two arcades and float the hooks. If this is not possible due to the size of the hook, work your way to the hook from the lingual (medial) side.

For hooks on 306 and 406, see bit seat below.


 

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Hooks on Upper Arcade

The Swissfloat is the best instrument to float hooks, gentle and fast.

Hooks on 106 and 206: These hooks are floated straight from the front and need rounding of the rostral aspect of the tooth by placing the float diagonally from both sides.

Hooks on 111 and 211: i
f space allows, you can place the shaft between the two arcades and float the hooks. If this is not possible due to the size of the hook, work your way to the hook from the buccal (lateral) side. You may consider lowering the speculum on the affected side to decrease the tension between cheek and tooth.

 

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  Incisors and Canines

The large grinding disk of the Swissfloat floats incisors very efficiently and very accurately.

Regular Swissfloat (17" or 21") model: Preset the desired speed on the thumbwheel of the trigger (corded Hitachi motor only) and lock the trigger. Hold the instrument between your arm and your body, or place it over your shoulder. Have one hand on the head of the float and the other hand on the incisors for perfect guidance.

Swissfloat 7" incisor model: The shorter incisor model has no disk guards. Grinding incisors is very easy with this model. You can hold this short instrument with one hand while the other hand holds the mandible or maxilla for perfect guidance.

Canines can be floated very easily with the Swissfloat. Use the same technique as described above. Have one hand on the grinding head for better guidance. You may consider using  a Swissvet Incisor Speculum (see our accessories link).

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  Bit Seat

Bit seats are easily performed with the Swissfloat.

Repeat the following procedure until the desired degree of floating is achieved:
Hold the head on 306 and 406. Press the head down while pulling the shaft rostrally. Repeat the procedure until the desired result is reached. Perfect rounding of the teeth is achieved
by placing the float diagonally and float from both sides as well.

Be careful not opening a pulp cavity while doing the procedure.

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