We know that Light-Curing Lamps are one of the most commonly used parts in clinics and that a last-minute breakdown can be quite disruptive, especially if we do not have another extra lamp at hand.
Therefore, we will provide you with a series of tips for the correct maintenance and care of them. With these tips you will ensure their correct functioning, extend their useful life and reduce repairs and consequent expenses in your dental clinic. But above all, it is very important that you always follow the instructions of the manufacturer of the curing light. Because the maintenance is not always the same between different brands.
In order to guide you a little Alejando of Rumar and Ramón (CEO of Dentaltix) tell us about the main breakdowns that appear in the curing lamps.
The most important thing in order to understand the breakdowns that may arise is the following:
Using common sense: As with other devices in the clinic and our home, checking and understanding how each machine works, helps to understand the mechanism and thus find the possible problem.
3 Tips for the correct maintenance of light-curing lamps in the clinic:
- TIP 1: Do not leave the curing light charging because once charged at 100%, the battery begins to suffer from overcharging.
- TIP 2: Carefully place the lamp on its base to avoid damage to the electrical contacts.
- TIP 3: Avoid dropping the fibre optic, as it can be damaged and is more likely to break because, unlike the rest of the lamp, this part must be cleaned and sterilised in the autoclave. So we must be more careful when treating it to be a more sensitive piece.
Where can I find spare parts and accessories for curing lamps?
Depending on the manufacturer, it may be more or less easy to find spare parts for damaged parts. Normally the most common spare parts are:
- Optical Fiber: In Dentaltix you can find fiber optic spare parts of the main brands: 3M, Kulzer, Kerr, Woodpecker, DTE, Technoflux, Ultradent..
- Eye protector: Some lamps include an orange protector that can sometimes be lost or broken. Here, for example, you'll find eye protection for DTE's Eco Led1, LEDL and LE lamps.
- Battery or charger: Other important items that you may need to replace are the battery or charger. In our section of dental spare parts you will find the spare parts of the main brands.
- Light-curing protective goggles: Some lamps do not include an eye protection and the use of goggles is essential. We recommend these Medicaline Orange Polymerization Glasses for its great value for money. They are comfortable and lightweight, completely superposable to corrective glasses and protect against impacts and ultraviolet rays.
We hope you found this article on polymerization lamp maintenance useful. And of course you can also visit our section of Light Curing Lamps where you will find all the models of the best brands. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need a hand, we will be happy to help.
And, if you wish, share with us your experiences regarding the maintenance of the lamps and if you have other tips or recommendations to avoid breakdowns in the curing lamps that you put into practice in your dental clinic. Do not hesitate to write to our social networks. Also, discover useful tips in our articles, participate and learn with other comments and suggestions from our community.
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