Thursday, November 23rd 2017 2:07AM EST

Handpiece Maintenance

Cleaning and Lubrication

Clean and lubricate the contra-angle handpiece after each use.

  • Attach the metal spray nozzle into the back of the handpiece and insert the pana spray into the metal spray nozzle. (Figure 1)
  • Spray for approximately 2 seconds.
  • Disassemble the head from the handpiece using the supplied wrench. (Figure 2)
  • Spray into the head. (Figure 3)
  • Assemble the head to the handpiece sheath in the reverse order of disassembly. Make sure that the two keys at the union nut align with the slots in the sheath and tighten the union nut.
  • Wipe the assembled handpiece clean.

Handpiece Maintenance

 

Sterilization

The 400:1, 20:1 and 18:1 handpieces are autoclavable.

  • Wipe any debris off with an alcohol-soaked cloth.
  • Lubricate the handpiece using spray lubricant. Insert the handpiece into a sterilizing pouch and seal it.
  • Autoclave for 15 minutes at 135° C (275° F). Do not set the sterilizer temperature above 135° C (275° F).
  • To expel excess oil, operate the handpiece before using it intra-orally.