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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 #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 #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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Tech Tips #29- Turbine Repair Made Easy

Handpiece breakdowns can be a constant annoyance. Sending your handpiece off for repair can be a costly and time consuming process. Purchasing turbines and installing yourself can save money and downtime but when all that fails are bearings, replacing the entire turbine is wasteful. Are in-house turbine repairs viable? YES! Watch our video to see [...]
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Tech Tips #22: Highspeed Handpiece Design

Highspeed Handpiece Design You use your handpiece every day. It’s one of the most important pieces of equipment in the dental office, but how does it work? As you probably know, a typical highspeed handpiece uses air to rotate a cutting bur at about 350,000 rpm’s. These instruments are among the fastest spinning turbines in the world. Midwest, [...]
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