Maintenance

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Handpiece Maintenance and Care Tips

High Speed Maintenance

  • Remove handpiece from tubing.

  • Clean exterior and fiberoptics with alcohol. (Do not use harsh cleaners or ultrasonic cleaner.)

  • Insert a bur and spray lubricant into air drive port.

  • Rotate bur between the thumb and forefinger.

  • Attach handpiece to tubing, cover with paper towel, and run.

  • Examine oil discharge on towel. If discolored, repeat procedure until discharge becomes clear.

  • Wipe off excess surface oil.

  • Run for 20 to 30 seconds.

  • Repeat until all excess oil is expelled from the handpiece.

  • Remove bur and autoclave handpiece following recommended procedures.

  • Remove from autoclave and let cool naturally. (Handpiece must be at room temperature before proceeding.)

  • Insert a bur, and spray lubricant into air drive port.

  • Rotate bur between the thumb and forefinger.

  • Attach handpiece to tubing, and run for 20 to 30 seconds.

High Speed Lubrication

  • Lubricate with Euro-Lube (before autoclaving).

  • Run handpiece 30 seconds to clear excess oil.

  • Autoclave handpiece following recommended procedures.

  • Remove handpiece and let cool naturally. (Handpiece must be at room temperature before proceeding.)

  • Lubricate with Euro-Lube again.

  • Run handpiece 30 seconds to clear excess oil.

  • Handpiece is now ready for use

High Speed Tips

  • High speed handpieces cannot be over-lubricated.

  • Keep manufacturer’s recommended procedures on file for reference.

  • Never use pin oilers or syringe oil on high speed handpieces.

  • Lubricate before and after autoclaving.

  • Do not operate without a bur

  • Set air pressure to Manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Always have the recommended number of handpieces per operatory

    • Manufaturers recommend 3: one in use, one in the autoclave, one cooling.

  • Always let handpieces cool naturally after autoclaving. Never artificially speed up the cooling process.

  • Never autoclave a handpiece with a bur in the chuck

Lube Free High Speed Maintenance

  • Lubrication is not required.

  • Remove bur and blow air into chuck to clean out debris.

  • Insert bur. (Never operate without a bur.)

  • Run for 20 seconds to flush air and water lines.

  • Clean exterior surface with alcohol.

  • Dry thoroughly.

  • Autoclave handpiece following recommended procedures. (Never submerge handpiece in chemical disinfectants, ultrasonic cleaner or cold sterilants.)

  • Allow to cool to room temperature.

Low Speed Maintenance

  • Clean exterior surface with alcohol. (Do not use harsh cleaners, ultrasonic cleaners, or introduce cleaner into motor.)

  • Insert a bur and tighten.

  • Remove handpiece from tubing.

  • Add 2 to 3 drops of oil into drive air tube.

  • Attach handpiece to tubing, and run at high speed for 10 to 20 seconds.

  • Autoclave according to manufacturer's recommendations.

Low Speed Lubrication

  • Add 2 to 3 drops of oil into drive tube.

  • Insert a bur.

  • Run handpiece 10 to 20 seconds.

Low Speed Tips

  • Lubricate after each use.

  • Keep manufacturer’s recommended procedures on file for reference.

  • Set air pressure to manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Use high viscosity lubricating and cleaning oil.

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