What’s the difference between dental handpiece repair and maintenance?
Dental handpiece repair is the actual repairing of the handpiece, or an element of it that is either completely broken, or is not performing as well as it should do.
Maintenance is a more routine procedure and is either an after care service or an individual service that has been paid for to ensure that dental handpieces are performing at the optimum level.
Handpiece repairs will focus only on the part of the handpiece that is at fault, whereas maintenance means that the handpiece will be examined in its entirety to assess all components are in full working order. If it is found that any repairs are needed at this stage, then they can be carried out before the problem becomes too great.
Maintenance of dental handpieces is highly recommended to ensure future repair costs are kept to a minimum for the sake of both the practice and the safety of the patient.