Having the Right Tools to Keep Your Practice Running Smoothly
As a dental care professional, you use highly advanced tools to do your work. Modern handpieces make it easy to provide dental services in a safe and highly effective manner, but like any piece of equipment, these tools can break, requiring repair. Even with proper care, they still need periodic maintenance work. Having these tools in perfect working order is essential to keeping patients both safe and satisfied, so it’s vital that when it comes time for repairs to be done on your equipment, the repair service you choose uses the right dental handpiece repair parts.
Second-rate parts may be less expensive, but they can put your handpiece at risk by reducing its effective lifespan. So while you may save money in the short term on repair parts, you’ll end up spending more in the end because you have to replace the handpiece sooner. Improper repair parts can also result in your tools having a slightly different feel than they did prior to being repaired. This can lead to you having to readjust to them, or potentially even having your patients receive a subpar level of service.
Regardless of whether you need repairs for high-speed units, low-speed units, or surgical or endodontic units, by making sure your dental handpiece repair professional uses the right part you can be confident that you’ll be up and running again as quickly as possible.
Of course, one of the best ways to limit how often you have to purchase dental handpiece repair parts is to be vigilant in the care and maintenance of your tools. There are many ways to maximize the lifespan of the equipment, but the most important include:
- Never sterilizing your handpiece if there is a burr in it
- Always sterilizing your handpiece under proper operating conditions, both in terms of temperature and air pressure
- Using the proper tools and techniques to clean, lubricate and sterilize your handpiece
If you’re new to the process of having repairs done to your handpieces, start by looking for a repair professional that employs certified technicians, and be prepared to provide your technician with as many details as possible about how your handpiece has fallen into disrepair and when you first started having problems with it.
Finally, if after engaging a repair technician they determine that your handpiece is beyond saving, then they will recommend replacement. However, regular repair, performed without any delay after issues first begin to present themselves, is the best way to prevent frequent full replacement of your handpieces.