Instrumental to the success of dentistry

Instrumental to the success of dentistryIan Creighton takes readers on a journey to find the best dental tools to meet both clinician and patient needs.

The Early Stone age is marked by the creation of humans using rudimentary tools. It brings to mind many times of my great grandad possibly wielding his hand axe a couple of million years ago as a giant Irish elk bore down!

Let’s now fast-forward without looking too closely at horrifying historical items used in dentistry like the bow drill, pointed stones and the tooth-extracting pelican. Let’s settle into the 21st century when, thankfully for dental patients, things are greatly refined.

Today’s surgical instruments are something special. They are designed to achieve the best possible, predictable outcomes for patients and be comfortable for the dental professional to use.

Of course, not all instruments are created equal, and at Quintess Denta we have chosen to supply Medesy, Hu-Friedy and Stoma, as they are evidence based and have worked well in the hands of our clinicians. In fact, we are the only Ireland and UK-based company to stock all three in one Eshop.

Let’s consider why that is…

Steeped in history

First up is Medesy, an Italian company manufacturing high quality dental, surgical and orthodontic instruments at affordable prices.

In fact, Medesy has been in business for 600 years. They have a 600-year guarantee on their instruments, as long as they are looked after properly – and that’s specified upon purchase.

Obviously, in some ways it’s a bit of fun, as in 2022 none of us here now are going to be worried that the warranty has run out but there’s actually a really serious point to it; that Medesy are so sure their instruments are second to none, they stand by their quality for a very, very long time!

Within the ranges available are tools for diagnostics, periodontal care, surgical treatment, orthodontics, restorative work and implant dentistry. Myriad accessories are also available, as are lab-focused items.

Encompassing six centuries of Maniago blacksmiths’ expertise, this market leader’s prestigious, certified, stainless steel instruments are hard to beat.

Products of distinction

Hu-Friedy is another firm favourite. Founded in 1908, Hu-Friedy has since become a world leader in dental instrument manufacturing.

Today, the company continues to maintain its important and influential position, focusing on delivering the highest quality product, service, and community experience in the dental industry in order to help dental professionals perform at their best.

Hu-Friedy’s portfolio of 10,000 dental instruments and products are designed with a perfect blend of technology and ergonomics to provide precise results for more efficient clinical visits.

The range includes diagnostic, perio, implant, restorative, endodontic and general surgery tools. This is alongside power instruments, instrument management accessories and sharpening solutions.

When you use a Hu-Friedy dental instrument, you might not know all the exacting steps their craftspeople take to create each one. But you’ll certainly feel the difference.

A pioneering spirit

With their passion for perfection, Stoma’s standard and special instruments from a single skilled source are second to none.

Covering the widest possible range of procedures, they offer outstanding solutions and extensive combinations for the best possible results in:

  • Diagnostics
  • Restorative treatment
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics/periodontal surgery
  • Surgery
  • Implant dentistry
  • Suturing
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Prosthetics.

Additionally, as a matter of course, the entire product portfolio is consistently reassessed. It is also regularly optimised in terms of hygiene, ergonomics and haptics, as well as their modular organisational ability.

Stoma remains dedicated to collaborating with general dentists and specialists globally, ensuring their instruments endure as the ideal tools for innovative but predictable treatment modalities.

A mix and match bespoke service

With three great product portfolios, how can you be sure which tools are right for you?

That’s where we come into our own. At Quintess Denta, we like to be able to offer our clients advice on what kind of instruments work well with others. That allows us to create bespoke kits.

That’s a real bonus for clinicians, who can rest assured everything is of the highest quality and compatible.

Indeed, the team at Quintess Denta understands what is needed for happy customers who come back time and again. So, alongside supplying excellent products, you can expect a quick, reliable and efficient service from us, delivered with a personal touch and (dare I add?) a bit of craic.

For further information, please email [email protected] or visit

Additionally, the eShop offering all three brands is open 24/7 at

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