The importance of handpiece and turbine maintenance.
Crucial tools for any dentist, these instruments also represent one of the biggest cross-contamination risks. When one of these rotating devices slows down or stops, a back-siphoning effects can suck liquids inside the ducts. Hence the need to perform cleaning, disinfection, lubrication and, lastly, sterilisation every single time they’re used. This procedure is also essential for maintaining instrument quality. A poorly maintained handpiece is often subject to breakdowns and accelerated wear.