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Tech Tips #66: Can’t Hold a Bur?

*Special: Buy 3 packages of German-Engineered Painless Needles, get 1 FREE! Also, make sure to check out our 1st Quarter Specials. A dentist’s handpiece is one of the ultimate tools in his dental office. Making sure it runs smoothly is very important. The primary function of a handpiece is to provide power for rotary instruments, i.e. burs. [...]
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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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Tech Tips #64: Asdex AS-9 Amalgam Separator Installation

The American Dental Association has listed amalgam separators as a component of their BMP’s (best management practices) for handling of amalgam waste for many years. Many areas (cities, counties, and some states) now also require the installation of amalgam separators in dental offices. We have devised a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain system that can be installed [...]
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Tech Tips #63: What’s Up With Chucks?

What to look for in your next handpiece purchase: There are a wide variety of high-speed handpieces on the market today. There are a host of features and benefits to various makes and models, but one of the most basic decisions a practitioner must make when choosing a handpiece is what type of chucking mechanism to [...]
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Tech Tips #62: Star 430 Push Button Turbine Installation- Video

Install your Star 430 push button turbine in minutes! Watch this video to see just how easy it can be. For more handpiece installation information, see our Dental Handpiece Turbine Installation video. Can’t see the video? You can also view this video on Youtube.
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Tech Tips #61: Foot Controls (not just to drive your handpiece).

The foot control or, more properly, rheostat is a key component to your delivery system. Air passes through the foot control when you step on it to drive your handpieces, but this is not all a foot control does. All foot controls will have one main large (1/4” o.d.) line that feeds air into the foot [...]
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Tech Tips #60: Keep It Flowing, Maintain Your Filters

We’ve covered maintenance of various devices in the dental office in previous issues of Tech Tips. One of the key elements of routine maintenance is filtration. Periodic replacement of filter elements is at the core of a good maintenance routine. It’s amazing how often we talk with people who don’t even know some of their [...]
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Tech Tips #59: How to Install a Handpiece Illumination System- Video

Anyone can add a handpiece illumination system to a dental unit in minutes. Watch this video on just how simple it can be! Can’t see the video? You can also view this video on Youtube.
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Tech Tips #58: Japanese-Style Handpieces

In previous issues of Tech Tips, we’ve discussed various aspects of handpieces, including dental handpiece maintenance, dental handpiece design, and factors that influence dental handpiece torque. As we discussed, one of the factors that influences torque is the turbine in your highspeed handpiece. This month, we’re going to look at the “Japanese” style dental highspeed handpieces [...]
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Tech Tips #57: Convert a Screw-On Style HP into a Swivel QD- Video

Improve ergonomics by installing a swivel quick-disconnect onto your handpiece. This video demonstrates just how easy it is to convert a screw-on style handpiece into a swivel quick-disconnect. Can’t see the video? You can also view this video on Youtube.
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