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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KaVo Dental Handpiece Repair and Maintenance

One of the leading dental handpiece manufacturers, KaVo is known for producing high quality dental equipment. Hughes specializes in KaVo dental handpieces and they represent a significant portion of our repair and service work. KaVo Handpiece Maintenance KaVo provides a handy guide on maintaining your handpiece here.  (PDF) You can also download our own High […]

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