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June 11, 2015
On April 28th, the Toronto East Dental Society (TEDS) hosted an evening CE on dental equipment repair and maintenance. Topics addressed included maintenance of compressors, central vacuum, handpieces, ultrasonic scalers and amalgam separators. Additionally addressed were common causes of unit malfunction as well as air and water line maintenance.
There was a panel of 5 speakers to field questions from participants. Rick Zieska, our own “Techguru” was on the panel and addressed delivery systems and fielded a host of questions on all topics. We greatly appreciate the generosity of TEDS in bringing Rick to this event and granting him the opportunity to speak to dentists from the Toronto area. In particular, we’d like to thank Dr. Galina Mayer for organizing the event and TEDS president, Dr. Shervin Abbaszadeh for his support.
There was an extensive question and answer period after each topic was addressed and answering questions occupied a significant portion of the allotted time. TEDS members were afforded a unique opportunity to receive expert advice on a variety of topics and concerns.
In particular, TEDS members learned the importance of maintaining filters and how to check them. Familiarity with mechanical room equipment was enhanced and concerns over local regulations were also addressed. Regulations covering amalgam separators were discussed, as were the details one needs to keep in mind when choosing an amalgam separator. Other topics included routine handpiece maintenance and standard best practices to keep handpieces running well. Rick discussed the basics of dental equipment pneumatics, junction box components, as well as fielded questions on all topics presented.
We were honored to present at the TEDS CE and enjoyed visiting with Toronto area dentists.
March 23, 2015
Notorious for clogging, Cavitron's will often need replacement filters. It is crucial to maintain your ultrasonic cleaner. We explain this further in our Practice Tip #68. American Dental Accessories does carry this replacement filter (#49-57- see image below). We have them in-stock and can send them out today, if you order before 4:30!
November 25, 2014
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is presenting a course on infection control and equipment maintenance and repair in the dental office. The course will be presented on January 31st, 2015.
The course will feature hands-on training with dental equipment. The focus will be on minor issues that staff can easily address in office.
This course will empower doctors and staff to attend to minor issues in office to minimize downtime from equipment failures. Schedules for routine maintenance will be outlined helping to reduce equipment failures as well. This course will pay for itself if it saves you from even one service call!
Up-to-date OSHA concerns and hazardous waste regulations will also be discussed including disinfection of equipment surfaces and materials.
Attendees will receive 5.5 hours of CE credit.
For more information, or to register, visit the University of Minnesota online:
American Dental is proud to lend support to this fantastic course offering from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.