American Dental Tech Blog

  • Bupivacaine HCI Injection Recall

    Be aware of any injections of Bupivacaine HCI from Hospira. The lot in particular is Lot #38-515-DK. It was distributed from July 2014 to September 2014. The expiration of the affected products is February 2016.

    A customer noticed orange and black, visible particles within a single-dose, glass vial. The risks related to this issue include: localized inflammation of injection, a low-level allergic or immune response, or granuloma formation or mechanical irritation of the tissue, especially in patients with an allergy or sensitivity to iron oxide. These reactions can be in both humans and animals.

    If you have any existing inventory of this recalled lot, stop use and distribution. Notify all users and sources of the products. For more information on this press release, go to the FDA website or Hospira's website.

  • Quick Tip Tuesday #2

    Happy Tuesday! It is time for our second dental quick tip. Today's tip is about your handpieces. Do you have a maintenance routine that works well for you and your practice?

    Quick-Tip-Tuesday #2Lubricating your handpieces is imperative to keeping them running properly. Want to see more handpiece maintenance Q & A? Check out our page on handpieces here. Our Practice Tips #9 will, also, help explain more about taking care of your handpiece properly.

  • Quick Tip Tuesday #1

    We are introducing a new dental tech segment today. It is called Quick Tip Tuesday. Every Tuesday we will publish a commonly asked question by dentists and hygienists, along with its answer.

    Today's topic is about your air water syringes.


    Want more Q & A? Find more here. We are also on Facebook and Twitter. Give us a like and follow us to stay up to date and talk to us about your tech questions.

    See Practice Tips #43 for more information.