Multi-purpose dental instrument
Publication number: US10206564B2
Application number: US15/984,530
A dental instrument system has an optical component with a mirror for the dental practitioner to view a patient’s mouth. A light source and an airflow source have a plurality of output levels that are controlled by a user input on the handle, such a single button. The output levels of the light and airflow are controlled by a single or double click, wherein a single click increases the output level of the airflow a double click increases the output level of the light, for example. The light source illuminates the mirror and the airflow source produces airflow over the mirror to remove debris and bodily fluid. A clearing flow of air may be initiated by holding the single button down on the handle and release of the button may return the airflow to the previous level.