January 12, 2024
Dental handpieces are a dental office's most essential and costly investment. Handpieces are the workhorses of the practice. Whether high-speed, low-speed, or cordless, handpieces are considered semi-critical dental devices that must be reprocessed appropriately to avoid harming the device, causing it to operate ineffectively, or reducing its productive life while maintaining sterility.
Dental handpieces contact mucous membranes and oral fluids. These instruments have not been associated with disease transmission at this time; however, high-speed and low-speed handpieces can retract oral fluids into the internal workings of the handpiece. DNA of viruses has been found inside both highspeed handpieces and prophy angles. If not cleaned and sterilized correctly, this debris could later be transferred to the mouths of other patients.
March 31, 2023
How do I save money on dental supplies?
Operating a dental office requires a substantial upfront cost for dental equipment and supplies.
Dentists spend a large percentage of overhead keeping those supplies stocked.
Many routinely purchase items from a dental supply distributor, never realizing they are overpaying for items.
Unlike manufacturers, distributors charge more for products, therefore increasing dentists' overhead costs.
Manufacturers save dentists money by cutting out the middleman and providing the lowest prices for dental supplies.
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