Southbridge Dentistry is able to provide their patients the best in dental handpiece technology thanks to significant advances in electronic dental handpiece design. Dental handpiece drills were created in 1871 and were called foot treadle dental engines.  Belt-driven handpieces were created about 50 years ago and in the 1950s the first air driven design was introduced in the United States.  The innovations have continued to improve the ability of dentists to perform restorations of all types including fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, and implants. These outstanding improvements have allowed dentists—and their patients—to expect more out of the drills. This means a quieter, faster and easier tooth preparation time for the doctors and a more comfortable experience for the patient.  Our investment in these new, top of the line electric handpieces reflect our desire to provide the best technology for our patients!