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10 Factors In Avoiding Damage to Dental Handpieces

Categories: Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): Dental Learning

Date: 06-24-2020 08:32:26 am

Tired of Handpiece Breakage? Here Are 10 Helpful Tips...                            





10 Factors

In Avoiding Damage to
Dental Handpieces​

 
 
 
 

1

Never use chemicals of any sort unless specifically indicated

 

2

Never use soaps during cleaning unless indicated,and if soap is indicated, don’t use one containing chloride

3

Never use pre-soak or immerse in any liquid, including water, holding solutions, or liquid chemical sterilant-disinfectant

 

4

Never leave the low-speed attachment and motor attached to each other when reprocessing

       

5

Never leave a bur in the attachment during cleaning

6

Never have a bur/dummy bur in  the attachment during autoclaving unless specifically indicated in the instructions for reprocessing

7

Never autoclave motors and  attachments at higher reprocessing temperatures or different cycles than recommended by the manufacturer

8

Never use a dry heat sterilizer as the higher temperatures will degrade resins and plastics

 

       
 

9

Never

use a chemiclave

10

Never skip indicated
lubrication

 
       


 

 

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