Care for Your Maintenance-Free Handpieces

Maintenance-Free Dental Handpieces

Some handpieces are maintenance-free, or Lube Free®, meaning the bearings do not require routine lubrication. However, the push button chuck mechanism is made up of tiny, moving, metal parts that do need cleaning and lubrication to ensure safe performance, and extend the life of the chuck mechanism. According to Star Dental® it is necessary to clean the turbine autochuck once a week.

We recommend the following procedure:

Dental Handpiece Maintenance

1. Place a drop of oil on the end of a proxy brush, or in the chuck opening.

Dental Handpiece Maintenance

2. Insert the proxy brush into the chuck opening.

Dental Handpiece Maintenance

3. Slide the brush in and out several times to loosen and remove any accumulated buildup.

4. Spray air from your syringe into the chuck to expel any loose material.