Tungsten carbide inserts provide an unsurpassed firm needle grip which prevents needle rotation and suture slippage.
Recommended suture sizes 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0. Also available in Left-Handed.
The needle holder is an instrument with a locking handle and short, stout beak used to hold and to guide suture needles during suturing of tissues. For intraoral placement of sutures, a six-inch needle holder is usually recommended. The beak of the needle holder is shorter and stronger than the beak of the hemostat, and the jaws are typically milled so that the needle does not slip. The face of the beak of the needle holder is crosshatched to allow for a positive grasp of the suture needle.
The hemostat, by contrast, has parallel grooves on the face of the beaks, thereby decreasing the control over the needle. Therefore, the hemostat should not be used for suturing. The needle should be held approximately two-thirds of the distance between the tip and the end of the needle. This technique allows enough of the needle to be exposed to the tissue while allowing the needle holder to grasp the needle in its strongest portion to prevent bending of the needle.
G. Hartzell & Son is a family-owned manufacturer of dental & surgical instruments that was founded in 1935. Unlike most instrument companies, they are a true MANUFACTURER of dental instruments.
All products (with 2 "special" exceptions) are manufactured ONLY in the US (85% of production) or Germany. Since 1935 the company has produced instruments using only the highest quality components and manufacturing methods.
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"I have had a very long term relationship with Hartzell and Son Company – some 25 years. During my development of my microsurgical mucogingival techniques, Andy Hartzell was influential in developing with me the necessary microsurgical instrumentation. My student dentists and our office enjoy the sophisticated level of support and service from the company. Thanks for a very successful and rewarding relationship."
James M. Belcher DDS, Periodontist
"High quality instruments and exceptional service are the top reasons we choose G. Hartzell & Son for our Periodontal residency program." Philip Vassilopoulos D.D.S., Postgraduate Clinic Director Assistant Professor in Periodontology
The University of Alabama, School of Dentistry
"As an endodontist-educator, I have found the instruments produced by G. Hartzell & Son to be highly innovative, of superior design and quality and able to stand up to the rigors of multiple users especially in a teaching institution. G. Hartzell & Son often consults with renowned educators and clinicians to evolve their instrument line and keep abreast of emerging trends in the delivery of endodontic care." Alan H. Gluskin, DDS, Professor of Endodontics
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Calif
"Hartzell Instrument has provided consistent top quality together with personal attention and problem solving that is rare today. Describe a need, and they have or will make the instrument! That level of attention makes them my choice for periodontal and implant surgical instrumentation."
Robert London, DDS, Clinical Professor
University of Washington School of Dentistry
"Since all my years as Associate Dean for Advanced Education Programs at Nova Southeastern University, College Of Dental Medicine, I have seen several instrument company’s bid and provide service to our Postgraduate programs. G.Hartzell & Son has always positioned themselves ahead of the others with strong commitment, excellent service and fair prices for our Postgraduate residents." Dr. Sergio Kuttler, Associate Dean for Advanced Education Programs
Nova Southeastern University, College Of Dental Medicine"