Saturday, January 22nd 2022 12:46PM EST

Handpiece Maintenance

Hygiene and Maintenance

Follow your local and national laws, directives, standards and guidelines for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization

  • Clean the handpiece immediately after every treatment, to flush out liquid (e.g., blood, saliva etc.) and to prevent settling on the internal parts.
  • Operate the handpiece for at least 10 seconds at idle speed.
  • Ensure that all coolant outlets are rinsed out.
  • Wipe the entire surface of the medical device with disinfectant.
  • Do not place the handpiece in liquid disinfectant or in an ultrasonic bath.
  • Disassemble the handpiece, if necessary
  • Clean the handpiece under running tap water (< 35°C/< 95°F).
  • Rinse and brush off all internal and external surfaces.
  • Move moving parts back and forth several times.
  • Remove liquid residues using compressed air. Use only oil-free, filtered compressed air with a maximum operating pressure of 3 bar for manual drying.
  • Lubricate the dry handpiece immediately after cleaning and/or disinfection.
  • Test the handpiece after lubrication by operating the handpiece so that excess oil can escape.
  • Proceed with sterilization.



The 20:1 handpiece is autoclavable

  • Handpiece accessories should be sterilized separately from the handpiece.
  • Pack the handpiece and the accessories in sterilization packages that meet the following requirements:
    • The sterilization package must meet the applicable standards in respect of quality and use and must be suitable for the sterilization method.
    • The sterilization package must be large enough for the sterilization goods.
    • The filled sterilization package must not be under tension.
  • Recommended sterilization cycles
    • Steam sterilization (type B, N)
    • Sterilization time at least 3 minutes at 134°C (273°F), 4 minutes at 132°C (270°F), 30 minutes at 121°C (250°F)
    • Maximum sterilization temperature 135°C (275°F)
  • Store sterile goods dust-free and dry.

Contra-angle Handpiece Instructions for Use

Click to Download