All handpieces are NOT the same! The variations among highspeed air handpieces are endless. And unlike some other types of operatory “hardware,” many of these variables are aimed at doctors’ personal preferences, not clinical capabilities. Features like smooth and quiet operation, concentricity, and durability are a given. But do you prefer a light or heavier feel? Smooth or knurled grip? Wide or slim diameter? Fiberoptics or not? What about head angle? Here is the vision of four top manufacturers, each with their own personalities for every practice style.