In any dental clinic, regardless of their specialty, the rotary instrument is one of the most used elements and, therefore, more breakdowns usually happens.
For this reason, we have invited Alejandro of Rumar, distributor and specialist in technical service of this type of apparatus, to tell us the minimums we must know in clinics to avoid the most common breakdowns in turbines, contra-angles, handpieces and micromotors.
How to clean and lubricate rotary instruments correctly?
Machines such as BienAir's Lubricare, Kavo's Quattrocare, or W&H's Assistina Twin allow us to automate the process of lubrication and maintenance of the instruments very quickly and correctly, but they involve a high investment and that's why many clinics prefer to do it manually. But... How to do manual lubrication correctly with spray bottles and lubrication nozzles?
Lubrication of the dental turbine and contra-angle handpiece:
- On the bottle of oil he places the special nozzle for lubrication of the shaft, of the clamp.
- Place the nozzle over the turbine (or counter-angle) in the area where the burs are inserted.
- Briefly press the spray. One second is enough, since you are only looking for oil to move/soften the dirt inside and it remains on the head of the instrument.
- Change the spray nozzle and insert the nozzle/adapter that matches the type of connection to introduce the oil from the bottom.
- Press the spray and pour oil into the rotary instrument until the oil comes out of the head completely clean.
- Then insert the turbine or contra-angle handpiece into the autoclave.
In the category "Maintenance of Dental Equipment" of Dentaltix you can find the nozzles and adapters for lubrication sprays for all types of connections: Kavo Multiflex, Midwest 4, Sirona, W&H, NSK...
Step by step maintenance of the handpiece:
It is a process very similar to that of lubricating turbines or against angles, although in this case it is not necessary to lubricate from the front, so it is only necessary to lubricate from below with the adapter.
Lubrication of micromotors and turbines with direct hose connection:
In this case, the lubrication is the same as for other rotary instruments, but a special adapter is used which must be screwed into the oil bottle.
How to use the milling cutters in turbines and against angles to avoid breakdowns?
A very common failure in turbines and also against angles, after the time of use is that the chuck of the milling cutter loses its grip. How to prevent this from happening?
It is very important to use quality dental drills on our instruments. If the quality of the steel of the bur is not good enough, sliding and friction occur, causing the tweezers to wear out.
In the case of contra-angle handpieces, this breakdown is less common due to the drill clamping system itself, but it is also advisable to avoid the use of poor quality dental drills.
We hope you find this article on equipment maintenance useful and helpful in avoiding breakdowns and therefore unnecessary expenses for your dental clinic. If you liked it, we recommend another blog article in which Jorge de BienAir tells us in video the step by step maintenance of the turbine and contra-angle.
And, of course, if you are thinking of renewing your rotary instruments you know that in Dentaltix you can find the main brands with important discounts. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to give you a hand. You will also find in our online store all the accessories to perform the best maintenance of the equipment, there are no excuses anymore!
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