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Maintenance of a dental chair

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Dental chair maintenance
Dental chair

Maintaining a dental chair and its accessories is crucial to ensure the longevity and functionality of the equipment. Proper maintenance can also help to ensure the safety and comfort of patients, as well as comply with infection control protocols. Here are some additional tips for maintaining a dental chair and its accessories:

1) lean upholstery regularly: The upholstery of a dental chair can easily become stained and damaged over time. To prevent this, it's important to clean the upholstery regularly with a mild soap and water or a specialized upholstery cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers, which can damage the fabric.

2) Inspect hydraulic components: Hydraulic components, such as the actuator and hydraulic pump, are critical to the operation of a dental chair. Regularly inspect these components for leaks, cracks, or other signs of damage. If you notice any issues, contact a qualified dental equipment technician for repairs or replacement.

3) Check electrical connections: Electrical connections on a dental chair should be checked regularly to ensure they are secure and free from damage. Damaged cords or connectors should be replaced immediately to prevent electrical hazards.

4) Calibrate the chair: Over time, a dental chair may become misaligned, making it difficult to position patients correctly. To prevent this, it's important to calibrate the chair regularly according to the manufacturer's instructions.

5) Inspect and replace bearings: Bearings in the dental chair's moving parts should be inspected regularly for wear and damage. If necessary, they should be replaced to prevent further damage to the chair.

6) Lubricate air and water lines: The air and water lines on a dental chair should be lubricated regularly to prevent them from becoming clogged or damaged. Use a specialized lubricant for dental air and water lines, as regular lubricants may not be safe for use in the mouth.

7) Inspect and clean handpieces: Handpieces are an essential part of dental procedures, and they require regular maintenance to function properly. Inspect and clean handpieces regularly, following the manufacturer's instructions.

By following these additional maintenance tips, you can help to ensure that your dental chair and its accessories remain in good condition and function properly for years to come. Additionally, be sure to schedule regular inspections and maintenance by a qualified dental equipment technician to identify and address any issues before they become more serious problems.

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