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Tech-Tips #70: Get Your Bearings

The turbine is the heart of the high-speed handpiece and bearings are the heart of the turbine. Bearings are the most common failure point of a turbine and are often the primary differentiator between one turbine and another. Way back in Tech Tips #22, “High-speed Handpiece Design,” we covered all of the components that make up a [...]
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Tech Tips #66: Can’t Hold a Bur?

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. If your handpiece won’t hold the bur, or won’t release the bur (so you can’t change burs) it effectively ceases [...]
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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 #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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Tech Tips #48: What Tech Tips Can Do for You!

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years. Way back in issue #1 we stated that the goal of Tech Tips was to help dentists and staff increase their independence, reduce down time, and get the most out of their equipment. Here we are, four years later, and that is precisely what we’ve done! Thousands of practitioners [...]
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Tech Tips #45: Dental Handpiece Maintenance- Video

Your handpieces are some of the most important instruments in your office. To have a handpiece fail can seriously damage productivity, or worse, injure a patient. Of course keeping a good number of handpieces on hand is always in order, but to maximize handpiece performance and turbine life, adequate and properly performed maintenance is vital. [...]
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Tech Tips #42: Dental Handpiece Turbine Installation- Video

Installing replacement turbines into your handpiece can be a great way to save on repair costs and reduce down time. This month we demonstrate installation of three different turbines. Watch the video and see just how easy replacing a turbine can be. Can’t see the video? You can also view this video on our blog or [...]
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Tech Tips 36: Handpiece Couplers- The ABC’s of ISO

In most cases, handpiece tubing couplers are standardized thanks to the International Organization for Standardization or ISO. ISO is a non-governmental body with international representatives who disseminate medical/dental, industrial and commercial standards worldwide. ISO has established specific standards for dental handpiece couplers. There are three main types of couplers recognized by ISO [...]
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