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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.
May 16, 2017
Repairing your dental handpiece can be a very simple and quick fix, but sometimes it is more complicated and could be more expensive to repair than replace. Our customer asked us this:
Preventing a faulty handpiece is ideal. Doing so requires proper maintenance on the doctor, hygienists, or other technicians side. Having a dedicated person to clean your handpieces might be an option, but if not we have a few free resources that might be helpful in preventing the malfunction of dental equipment. Our Tech Desk offers multiple past issues of our Practice Tips, as well as our handpiece handbook, and other helpful links.
March 28, 2017
All dentists have their preferred dental handpiece. If you are a dentist that uses a high-speed handpiece with a fiberoptic or LED bulb, this quick tip is for you.
Having a light on your handpiece helps focus light on the area of examination. Like most bulbs, they tend to burn out after use. Your dental handpiece goes through quite a bit of wear-and-tear, so the suggested precautions seen above will really help you increase the longevity of your lighted high-speed hp. Your handpiece choice is all personal preference and proper maintenance is key to running them properly (see Practice Tip #5 for more hp maintenance and Practice Tip #36 for more on hp couplers).