The Most Common Maintenance Mistakes Made With W&H Handpieces

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The W&H Group is an Austria-based manufacturer of dental devices and dental-based transmission tools and instruments such as W&H handpieces, surgical devices, implant stability measurement units, prosthodontic screwdrivers, sterilizers, water treatment devices, and more. The company’s products are exported to well over 100 countries, worldwide. The tools and instruments offered by W&H exhibit the highest […]

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Are you Taking your Evacuation System for Granted?


Years ago, the only way dentists had to keep their work area in a patient’s mouth free of debris was to periodically give the patient a cup of water to rinse and then spit into a spit bowl. This added to the time it took for otherwise simple procedures. It also didn’t work adequately. The […]

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Cleaning and Sterilizing Your Patterson Dental Handpieces

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Cleaning and Sterilizing Your Patterson Dental Handpieces Cleaning and sterilizing your Patterson dental handpieces is an important part of maintaining your dental instruments. It is important that you start by wearing protective clothing during this process. Once you are prepared, you must start by removing the hand piece section from the coupling or, if present, […]

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Increase the Life of Your Sirona Dental Handpieces by Ensuring Regular Maintenance

If you want to increase the life of your Sirona dental handpieces, it is imperative that you ensure that the handpiece undergoes regular maintenance. A handpiece that functions poorly not only results in stress for the clinician; it may also result in a less-than-favorable experience for the patient. Additionally, it may result in the loss of […]

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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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Does your office suck?


Well, I hope it does! Now that I have your attention, let me explain. If your suction (evacuation) system goes down, your office is done for the day, appointments are canceled. No one wants that to happen nor can you afford for it to happen. Yet it is pretty easy to ignore that your suction […]

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Dental Handpiece Lubrication Tips

The questions about handpiece maintenance that I hear most often are: “What brand of dental handpiece lubricant should I use?” and, “Should I use lube drops or spray?” Any brand is better than nothing! It is more important that your highspeeds get lubricated after very use (and then run them to expel the excess lube […]

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