Dental Evacuation System – Should You Clean Suction Lines?

The Dental Evacuation System – Should You Clean or Disinfect the Suction Lines of Your Dental Care Product? The dental evacuation system is, perhaps, the single most important dental care product in your entire practice. Today, it is considered to be a necessary component of most of the dental procedures that you will perform. As […]

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Understanding Your Curing Light Dental Care Product

In order to truly appreciate the functionality associated with the curing light dental care product within your practice, you must have a solid understanding of the product, know its purpose and intent, and have a working knowledge of the benefits that relate to the product. A curing light is a specially-designed piece of dental equipment […]

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Identifying Top-Rated Dental Equipment Suppliers

Identifying dental equipment suppliers that are considered to be top-rated may prove to be a challenging task for many dentists; however, it is not an impossible one. When shopping for dental care products for your office, it is imperative to purchase only those that are high in quality and are sold by a highly-reputable company. […]

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Top Handpiece Maintenance Mistakes Dentists Make

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There are several handpiece maintenance mistakes made by dental doctors when it comes to their in-office dental care products. If you are a dentist and you own and/or operate an office, it is imperative that you strive to avoid these common maintenance mistakes when it comes to your handpieces. In doing so, you will avoid […]

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How to Replace Your Dental Turbines – A Quick and Effective Dental Repair Guide for Professionals

Learning how to replace your dental turbines in your dental handpiece is a wonderfully effective way to save on dental repair costs and to reduce the amount of down time that your dental establishment experiences. When using handpieces in the dental setting, it is imperative that each works optimally, at all times. Each one that […]

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Dental Care Product Guide – Maintaining and Sterilizing Your High Speed Dental Handpieces

In this dental care product guide, you will learn how to properly maintain and sterilize the high speed dental handpieces in your office. These high-powered dentistry tools should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each and every use to prevent infection and contamination among patients. The following dental care product steps must be taken to […]

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Dental Handpiece Care and Maintenance

A dental handpiece is no doubt one of the most important tool in a dental practice. It is an expensive, non-disposable dental tool that uses state-of-the art technology that is precision-made for quality and efficient application. The handpiece, its replacement parts and handpiece repair can become very expensive if care is not applied to it. […]

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Midwest Shorty Tech Tip

Here is a tech tip for  Midwest Shorty users from Hughes Dental LLC, a  family owned handpiece repair company that has been a trusted repair center for over 17 years.  If the Midwest Shorty suddenly no longer operates, make sure the forward/reverse valve is fully depressed as shown in the photo below.  It is not […]

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Do I have enough handpieces?

If you have asked this question, you probably already know the answer.  The standard rule for an office with one dentist is 3 handpieces per operatory.  You would have 1 in use, 1 in the autoclave and one cooling for the next patient. A busy multiple Dentist office, that number of needed handpieces would jump to […]

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Spotting Counterfeit NSK Highspeed Handpieces

It has been an interesting week.  I knew there were a lot of bootleg products from China out there but really had not run across any. This week I had 4 counterfeit NSK highspeed handpieces come in for service along with some very dangerous lab burs that would bend with any pressure and spin wildly.  […]

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