Regular servicing and maintenance of your dental handpieces are vital to ensuring their effectiveness and longevity. Not keeping on top of your servicing can cause damage to your patients and to your reputation. But how do you know when is the right time to book in a service?

Here are some of the signs to look out for!

 

Abnormal Vibrations

Are you noticing that your handpiece is vibrating more than usual? Is your wrist getting sore? This is because you are trying to compensate for the abnormal vibration of your handpiece. If this is the case, it is likely to be causing your patient’s discomfort too. Abnormal rhythm is an indication that the bearings on your handpiece are failing and needs inspecting by a specialist technician!

 

Reduced Speed

Most high-speed turbines will rotate at 250,000 to 400,000 revolutions per minute. This means that your bearings need to be in excellent condition. If the speed of the bur significantly reduces, it will not cut with optimum efficiency. If you notice your handpiece seems to have slowed down, or not be as efficient, it’s time to get it checked.

 

Interrupted Water Flow

Water is essential to assist with cutting and keeping the bur cool. Patient safety is compromised if the water flow is interrupted or stops altogether, and the handpiece can become damaged. It is wise to check water is flowing through the hose to the point of the handpiece connection, so if this isn’t happening, it is time to get your handpiece checked.

 

Increased Heat

Most handpieces will become warm with use, particularly if they are motor driven. However, if you notice the heat increasing, this is a sign that there may be a failure in some of the internal parts of your handpiece. This will normally be accompanied by an increase in noise and vibration.

 

Disturbed Rhythm

When running at full speed, your hand piece should produce a consistent sound. If there are any fluctuations or disturbances in the sound, it is a sign that there may be excessive wear, or even breakage within the handpiece. Whilst the handpiece will continue working, urgent attention to this is required!

 

If your handpieces are showing any of the above signs, then it is definitely time to get them serviced. To find out more about our servicing and service plans for your dental equipment, check out our website Handpiece Service Plan | Dental Handpiece Repairs UK | Trigiene Repair

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  • From first speaking to Roy to working through the whole repairs system with Steve and the lovely admin girls the whole process was easy and a pleasure. It was also amazingly quick. We will definitely be using Trygiene again. – Park Street Dental

    It was also amazingly quick
  • Our repairs were done quickly and conveniently by Trigene and the pick up and drop off service was great! All hand pieces working well and sufficiently. Thanks again! – Cardonald Dental Clinic

    The pick up and drop off service was great
  • Trigiene kept us well informed of the works they were carrying out for us at all stages. Repairs were quick and efficient and overall we are really happy with the service. Thanks Trigiene. – The Parade Specialist Dental Centre.

    Repairs were quick and efficient
  • Always very efficient with collection and prompt return of handpieces, very happy! – Claudine Gourlay Dental Practice

    Always very efficient..
  • No improvement needed, fantastic service from start to finish. Great communication and quick turnaround. – Darras Hall

    “fantastic service from start to finish”
  • Every stage is simple and not complicated. Easy to use website and the staff on the phones are always a great help. – Promenade Dental

    Every stage is simple and not complicated.
  • Fantastic service and very quick turn around. Thank you very much – Mirela Muresanu, Killingworth Dental Surgery

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    Kennett Road Dental Practice
  • Excellent service, thank you!

    Ryton Dental
  • Very good service!

    No1 Victoria Dental Clinic – September 2016
  • Always providing a fast and reliable service!

    Blaby Dental Practice
  • Really good, speed service!

    Lower Brook Dental Surgery
  • Always a great service!

    SE1 Dental Centre
  • Very happy with the repair service.

    McNicol Dental Surgeons – September 2016
  • Very nice company, always helpful and friendly.

    Perfect Smile Clinic, York
  • Very quick turn around, thank you!

    Eunson Dental Surgery
  • A very good, prompt service!

    Abbey Road Dental
  • Thank you for repairing a handpiece we’d been told was irreparable!

    Woodcock Lane Dental Care, Jackie Hayes
  • Really great service, quick delivery, great communication!

    Straight Road Dental Practice, Krishna Kilpatrick
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    Windmill Orthodontics, Emma Henderson
  • Excellent service and communication throughout. Thank you!

    Colne Valley Dental Care, Stephanie Thornton
  • Very good service, thank you!

    Lister House Dental, P Griffin (Practice Manager)
  • Great service, fast and easy! Many thanks!

    10/10

    Dukinfield Dental Practice, Kirsty (Nurse / Receptionist)
  • Fantastic service, always prompt with delivery. Would also recommend their Handpiece repair service, again excellent turnaround and help when required.

    Melanie Holland, Darras Hall Dental Practice
  • Don’t change a thing! You are providing an excellent service and I am someone who is not easily pleased. Many thanks!

    Wrigley Dental Practice, Alastair Wrigley
  • Good service, prompt feedback/quote and always at competitive prices.

    Katz & Madhok Orthodontics, Petra – November 2016
  • Very helpful staff, answer all queries very quickly and efficiently.

    St Helen’s Dental Practice, Cockermouth – Lyndsay Ellis September 2016
  • Very good customer service, speedy repairs and great prices.

    Dawood & Tanner Dental, London – Meagen Seto September 2016
  • Thank you for such a speedy turn-around!! Will definitely use you again.

    Waddesdon Dental Practice – Zoe January 2017
  • Very pleased with the service, staff on the phone are very nice and efficient.

    Bluebell Dental Practice, Ilford – Joanne Tomkins Setpember 2016
  • Very efficient & good value for money.

    Cranleigh Dental Centre, Cranleigh – Hayley Cannon September 2016
  • Quick, reliable very professional service.

    Brown’s Dental Surgery, Washington – Donna Higgins September 2016
  • Excellent, quick service.

    I Like My Smile Dental Group, Newcastle – Jo Carrick September 2016
  • Your online booking service is very convenient, collection and delivery of handpieces works very well.

    Beechwood Dental Care, Carshalton – Vanessa Cacarino Setpember 2016
  • Excellent service at competitive prices. I was reluctant to change from our previous repair company, but once I had spoken to a local dentist who already uses you, I had no hesitation.

    Sawbridgeworth Dental practice, Sawbridgeworth – Anne Breese September 2016
  • Very pleased as other repair providers said they cannot repair several of the handpieces that you have repaired.

    Marcuccilli Dental Care, Lanarkshire – Amanda Zycinski August 2016
  • Very modern company, we love that you pick up the handpieces & keep us informed every stage by email.

    Longwood House Dental Care, Ilford – Sarolta Aschin August 2016
  • The service you give is brilliant. The turn-around on repairs is fantastic. Keep up the good Work!

    Charlesfield Dental Practice, Cardigan – Practice Manager August 2016
  • It seems that my staff prefer to deal with your company rather than the more known brands, I trust you will carry on showing the same level of professionalism!

    Wilson Road Dental Surgery, Cardiff – Xenis Ioannides September 2016
  • Amazing customer service from staff – it is a pleasure to work with you. Always helpful, very quick in responding and great customer service skills!

    Verne Road Dental Practice, North Sheilds – Monika James December 2016
  • Fantastic service, always prompt with delivery. Would also recommend their Handpiece repair service, again excellent turnaround and help when required.