Occlusal-proximal restorations in the posterior region are being fabricated increasingly more frequently using preformed sectional metal matrices. These matrices are actually very thin and curved to facilitate reconstruction of the anatomical tooth shape. A matrix retainer is not required for these matrices. However, they are sensitive, sometimes difficult to insert and even more difficult to remove if they adhere to the composite of the restoration. The new forceps has especially been designed for inserting this type of matrix, but also in particular for removing them and it fulfils the following requirements: They should have curved working beaks to maintain the anatomical shape of the matrices. The beaks should be thin enough to be able to insert them into the occlusal and proximal embrasures. They should be perfectly designed to allow effective clamping at the tip of the forceps’ jaw. The working tips should be rigid and have a sure grip to ensure reliable clamping, so that a matrix adhering to the composite material of the restoration can be quickly removed. They should be resistant and sterilisable, for daily use. In the open position they should be precisely positioned with the first working tip and the other tip should move easily into position when the forceps grip.