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Rotary Dentistry Tools Dental rotary instrument standards address cutter materials, shank materials, burs, diamond instruments, and number coding systems for the entire range. Quality control, dimensional data, measurements methods, and other relevant requirements are included. Together, these ISO standards catalogue the spectrum of rotary tools.

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ISO 7787-1:2016

Dentistry - Laboratory cutters - Part 1: Steel laboratory cutters

ISO 7787-1:2016 specifies dimensional and other requirements for the nine most commonly used steel cutters which are predominantly used in the dental laboratory. Other characteristics of laboratory cutters, for example, spiralled blades or cross-cut, are not covered by this part of ISO 7787. NOTE These cutters are also used in podiatry.


ISO 7787-2:2000

Dental rotary instruments -- Cutters -- Part 2: Carbide laboratory cutters

This part of ISO 7787 specifies the dimensional and other characteristics for the 11 most common carbide cutters, which are predominantly used in the dental laboratory.


ISO 7787-3:1991

Dental rotary instruments -- Cutters -- Part 3: Carbide laboratory cutters for milling machines

Specifies the dimensional and other requirements for the three most commonly used cutters with nominal sizes 010, 015, 023. A cylindrical cutter for side cutting only is shown in figure 1. A hemispherical, cylindrical cutter is shown in figure 2.


ISO 7787-4:2002

Dental rotary instruments - Cutters - Part 4: Miniature carbide laboratory cutters

This part of ISO 7787 specifies the shape and dimensional characteristics, number of blades, type of toothing and run-out for the ten most common miniature carbide laboratory cutters, which are predominantly used in the dental laboratory.


ISO 1797-1:2011

Dentistry - Shanks for rotary instruments - Part 1: Shanks made of metals

ISO 1797-1:2011 specifies shanks for rotary instruments used in dentistry and gives measurement methods for the verification of dimensions.


ISO 1797-2:1992

Dental rotary instruments -- Shanks -- Part 2: Shanks made of plastics

Specifies four types. Gives measurement methods for the verification of dimensions. Includes quality control requirements.


ISO 1797-3:2013

Dentistry - Shanks for rotary instruments - Part 3: Shanks made of ceramics

ISO 1797-3:2013 specifies ceramic shanks of rotary instruments used in dentistry and gives measurement methods for the verification of the dimensions.


ISO 2157:2016

Dentistry - Nominal diameters and designation code numbers for rotary instruments

ISO 2157:2016 specifies the nominal diameters of the working parts of dental rotary instruments, for example burs, laboratory burs, grinding instruments, diamond instruments, mandrels and the corresponding designation. Excluded are the diameters of endodontic instruments and scaler tips.


ISO 21671:2006

Dentistry - Rotary polishers

ISO 21671:2006 specifies the dimensions and other requirements for the most commonly used polishers which are used at the working place of the dentist and/or in the dental laboratory. ISO 21671:2006 is applicable to unmounted and mounted polishers.

This standard is also available from: ISO Amendment 2011  /  BS 2011  /  SS 2011


ISO 3823-1:1997

Dental rotary instruments -- Burs -- Part 1: Steel and carbide burs

This part of ISO 3823 specifies dimensional and other relevant requirements for the 10 most commonly used shapes of steel and carbide burs, including a quality control for these instruments


ISO 3823-2:2003

Dentistry - Rotary bur instruments - Part 2: Finishing burs

ISO 3823-2:2003 specifies dimensional and other relevant requirements for the 17 most commonly used shapes of steel and carbide finishing burs, including a quality control and specifications for labelling of these instruments.

This standard is also available from: ISO Amendment 2008  /  BS 2008  /  ON 2008  /  DIN 2008  /  SS  /  SS Amendment 2008


ISO 6360-1:2004

Dentistry - Number coding system for rotary instruments - Part 1: General characteristics

ISO 6360-1:2004 presents a number coding system for dental rotary instruments and accessories, and provides guidance with regard to its interpretation and use. ISO 6360-1:2004 specifies the code numbers for materials used for the working parts of instruments, the coating and the binding of abrasives for instruments. This three-digit number forms the first group of three digits in the 15-digit overall number. ISO 6360-1:2004 further specifies the code numbers for shanks, handles, or bore diameter of unmounted instruments, and for the overall lengths of instruments. This three-digit number forms the second group of three (two plus one) digits in the 15-digit overall number. Several examples of complete 15-digit identification numbers are given to demonstrate the number coding system, including examples of three (additional) optional digits (16 to 18) for diamond instruments. In addition to terms for rotary instuments and accessories used in two of the three official ISO languages (English, French and Russian), ISO 6360-1:2004 gives the equivalent terms in the German language; these are published under the responsibility of the member body for Germany (DIN). However, only the terms given in the official languages can be considered as ISO terms.

This standard is also available from: ISO Corrigendum 2007  /  BS  /  DIN  /  ON 2011  /  SS  /  SS Corrigendum 2008


ISO 6360-2:2004

Dentistry - Number coding system for rotary instruments - Part 2: Shapes

ISO 6360-2:2004 specifies the code numbers for the shapes of all dental rotary instruments and for several accessories used in connection with these instruments. This three-digit number for shape description forms the third group of three digits in the 15-digit overall number, the principles of which are explained in ISO 6360-1. NOTE In addition to terms for rotary instruments and accessories used in two of the three official ISO languages (English, French and Russian), ISO 6360-2:2004 gives the equivalent terms in the German language: these are published under the responsibility of the member body for Germany (DIN). However, only the terms given in the official languages can be considered as ISO terms.

This standard is also available from: ISO Amendment 2011  /  BS 2011  /  DIN 2012  /  ON 2012  /  SS  /  SS Amendment 2011


ISO 6360-3:2005

Dentistry - Number coding system for rotary instruments - Part 3: Specific characteristics of burs and cutters

ISO 6360-3:2005 specifies the code numbers for specific characteristics of burs, finishing burs, cutters and surgical instruments, which refer to the type of toothing on the working part of the instrument. This three digit number appears in the locations 10 to 12 of the 15-digit overall number and forms the fourth group of three digits in the 15-digit overall number, the principles of which are explained in ISO 6360-1 and 6360-2. In addition to terms for rotary instruments and accessories used in two of the three official ISO languages (English, French and Russian), ISO 6360-3:2005 gives the equivalent terms in the German language; these are published under the responsibility of the member body for Germany (DIN). However, only the terms given in the official languages can be considered as ISO terms.


ISO 6360-4:2004

Dentistry - Number coding system for rotary instruments - Part 4: Specific characteristics of diamond instruments

ISO 6360-4:2004 specifies the code numbers for specific characteristics of rotary diamond instruments and diamond-coated discs for use in dentistry. This three-digit number forms the fourth group of three digits in the 15-digit overall number, the principles of which are explained in ISO 6360-1 and ISO 6360-2. ISO 6360-4:2004 also gives a three-digit number which in addition to the 15-digit code number may be used to provide additional information for diamond instruments and diamond-coated discs, at the discretion of the manufacturer. NOTE In addition to terms for rotary instruments and accessories used in two of the three official ISO languages (English, French and Russian), ISO 6360-4:2004 gives the equivalent terms in the German language; these are published under the responsibility of the member body for Germany (DIN). However, only the terms given in the official languages can be considered as ISO terms.


ISO 6360-5:2007

Dentistry - Number coding system for rotary instruments - Part 5: Specific characteristics of root-canal instruments

ISO 6360-5:2007 specifies the code numbers for specific characteristics of root-canal instruments. This three digit number appears in the locations 10 to 12 of the 15-digit overall number and forms the fourth group of three digits in the 15-digit overall number, the principles of which are explained in ISO 6360-1 and ISO 6360-2.


ISO 6360-6:2004

Dentistry - Number coding system for rotary instruments - Part 6: Specific characteristics of abrasive instruments

ISO 6360-6:2004 specifies the code numbers for specific characteristics of rotary abrasive instruments used in dentistry. This three-digit number forms the fourth group of three digits in the 15-digit overall number, the principles of which are explained in ISO 6360-1 and ISO 6360-2. ISO 6360-6:2004 is also applicable to dental polishers which are considered as abrasive instruments. NOTE In addition to terms for rotary instruments and accessories used in two of the three official ISO languages (English, French and Russian), ISO 6360-6:2004 gives the equivalent terms in the German language; these are published under the responsibility of the member body for Germany (DIN). However, only the terms given in the official languages can be considered as ISO terms.


ISO 6360-7:2006

Dentistry - Number coding system for rotary instruments - Part 7: Specific characteristics of mandrels and special instruments

ISO 6360-7:2006 specifies the code numbers for specific characteristics of mandrels and special instruments such as bone cutters, implant burs, trephines, wax scrapers and polishers. This three-digit number forms the fourth group of three digits in the 15-digit overall number, the principles of which are explained in ISO 6360-1 and ISO 6360-2.


ISO 7711-1:1997

Dental rotary instruments -- Diamond instruments -- Part 1: Dimensions, requirements, marking and packaging

Specifies dimensional and other relevant requirements for the 14 most commonly used shapes of dental diamond instruments, including a quality control for these instruments. Replaces ISO 7711:1984.

This standard is also available from: ISO Amendment 2009  /  BS + Amendment 2009  /  DIN + Amendment 2009  /  ON + Amendment 2009  /  SS  /  SS Amendment 2009


ISO 7711-2:2011

Dentistry - Rotary diamond instruments - Part 2: Discs

ISO 7711-2:2011 specifies requirements for diamond discs used commonly in the dental laboratory for the cutting of dental materials, such as metals, ceramics, plastics or gypsum. In addition, ISO 7711-2:2011 selects five specific shapes with their specific dimensions.


ISO 7711-3:2004

Dentistry - Diamond rotary instruments - Part 3: Grit sizes, designation and colour code

ISO 7711-3:2004 specifies the designation, colour code and grit sizes for diamond rotary instruments which are used commonly in a dental surgery. It applies to all types of dental diamond rotary instruments independent of type and shape. NOTE Attention is drawn to ISO 6360 which specifies a number coding system for the identification of dental rotary instruments of all types.


ISO 7786:2001

Dental rotary instruments -- Laboratory abrasive instruments

This International Standard specifies dimensional and other relevant requirements for the six most commonly available shapes of ceramic bonded abrasive instruments used for grinding in the dental laboratory, including a quality control and specifications for labelling of these instruments.


ISO 8325:2004

Dentistry - Test methods for rotary instruments

ISO 8325:2004 specifies methods for measuring the dimensional characteristics, neck strength and surface roughness of dental rotary instruments, such as burs, cutters, polishers, diamond and abrasive instruments. ISO 8325:2004 does not provide test methods for the characteristics of materials used for dental rotary instruments. NOTE For testing of these characteristics, see the respective product standards. ISO 8325:2004 is not applicable to dental root-canal instruments (see ISO 3630-1).


ISO 10323:2013

Dentistry - Bore diameters for rotary instruments such as discs and wheels

ISO 10323:2013 specifies bore diameters for rotary instruments such as metallic discs and metallic wheels used in dentistry in order to achieve interchangeability between discs and wheels and the mandrels with which the discs and wheels are operated in a dental handpiece.


ISO 13295:2007

Dentistry - Mandrels for rotary instruments

ISO 13295:2007 specifies the requirements, the packaging and marking characteristics for mandrels suitable for discs and polishers used in dentistry. ISO 13295:2007 uses the system of coding laid down in ISO 6360, which specifies a 15-digit number for the identification of dental rotary instruments of all types.