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Category Archives: Dental Equipment

Tech-Tips #65: Maintain Your Handpiece

Maintaining your handpieces can often be overlooked. Hot gears from lack of oil and flattened bearings from overuse can easily be avoided. Dentists rely on high-performance handpieces to provide the best quality care to their patients. Even the best equipment can malfunction due to the lack of proper care, so American Dental Accessories is here [...]
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Dentist Upgrades Operatory and Saves!

This photo shows how one of our customers (name withheld by request) was able to upgrade an operatory and still save. He used a Beaverstate control head to retrofit into his cabinet replacing an aged a-dec unit. The new Beaverstate unit features smooth lines for easy cleaning. We also configured the unit with fibre optics, a [...]
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Amalgam Separators Required in Illinois?

Chicago-area dentists with their proximity to Lake Michigan may have been aware of existing regulations covering mercury and amalgam disposal throughout the Great Lakes region. Minnesota, Wisconsin, and most recently Michigan and Ohio have in place or have introduced regulations covering amalgam disposal in dental offices. To the North, amalgam separators have been required for [...]
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Amalgam Separators, the FDA, and Your Practice

Here are the facts: On December 14th, the FDA will again revisit the scientific issues surrounding dental amalgam.  Many States have established their own regulations, but the government may rule as Canada did, establishing mandatory amalgam separator installation, sooner rather than later. Dental amalgam has already been banned in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, traditionally countries that have [...]
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