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Ultra-high speed bearings with anti-bacterial properties are available. Ball bearings are an integral part of all rotational cutting tools used in surgical practice, and medical and dental offices. The antimicrobial properties of the element silver have been used for more than 100 years to control bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus in medical applications. According to recent studies, up to 4% of all post-surgery complications are associated with surgical tools contaminated with bacteria.

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