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June 28, 2017
Almost everything requires a power source to function properly. A lot of the dental equipment in your office is powered by electricity, so it’s good to have a basic familiarity with your electrical systems. A few simple tips for electrical equipment:
Ultimately, working on your dental equipment can have its own set of risks. Having the knowledge to repair it on your own safely can save you the time and headache of having to wait for a technician to fix it for you.
June 27, 2017
Keeping your waterlines clean and safe for your patients will take work. One topic that comes up often are clogs—We have talked about clogs a lot in the past (see Practice Tip #15). Testing your water is also key when maintaining your waterlines. This is what dental advice we have to say about this doctor's situation:
We offer a few waterline cleaners that are used for maintenance and purification. BluTabs, Sterilex, and DentaPure (we show how to install this in our Practice Tip #78) all have their own purpose for maintaining your waterlines. You can test your levels using an in-office spore testing kit to make things easier.
June 20, 2017
Disconnecting a handpiece shouldn't be hard, but sometimes it can be tricky. This problem might occur when there is a clog or due to inadequate handpiece maintenance. This dentist had this happen to her:
Clogs happen and we explain more about that in our Practice Tips here. It will explain how to troubleshoot a clogged waterline and how it can cause improper flow to your handpiece.