Annual 'Preventive Maintenance' is mandatory on dental equipment to be in compliance with Federal/State Statutes and some 3rd Party Medical Examining Boards. The CDC, OSHA, and Veterinary Boards have strict compliance and operational procedures to ensure not only that equipment is sterile but also maintained and functioning correctly. There are several types of dental machines, handpieces, and motors all of which require their own unique parts, lubrication, and set maintenance schedule in order to improve longevity and functionality. They either come in 'electric,' 'air-compressor,' and 'semi-manual' forms sometimes referred to as 'ultrasonic' or 'sonic.' Some are styled to be 'autoclaved (steam-sterilized)' while others can be 'disinfected' but cleaning is essential to remove debris and contaminants that build up over use. The handpieces themselves often wear down requiring replacement turbines, oil, and calibration. For STASIS to certify for compliance, the dental unit must PASS a 'Preventative Maintenance Service Report' consisting of: maintenance procedures, system functions, handpiece validations, control calibrations. Often times, machines may appear to be working but are functioning incorrectly because of insufficient maintenance. The machine is no longer set at the manufacture specifications which can now pose a risk during practice. This will cause warranties to be voided, expensive equipment to break more frequently, unexpected repairs with costly downtime, and most importantly create an increased safety risk to both patient and staff while in sensitive procedures. Most services can be performed onsite but more invasive repairs may require unique parts, time on a bench, and a rental piece until completed. If your machine FAILS to meet STASIS 'Service Report,' your equipment malfunctions, or is 'out of specifications with the manufacture,' additional repairs will be needed. See the 'Gallery of Service' for examples of various maintenance procedures STASIS can perform on an individual needs basis but all machines MUST PASS these basic functions to GUARANTEE compliance with your regulatory boards (pending all recommended repairs are completed.)
- Maintenance Procedures - Light Cleaning, Replace parts as needed with the recommended manufacturer's maintenance kit (oil change, air/water/oil/HEPA filters, cleaning solutions , etc.), physical inspection, scheduled maintenance, and staff training as a general check-up after a year of 'wear and tear.'
- Systems Functions Check - Displays and controls should should function as such. Timing is recorded of machine functions (fill and recharge), water-leak checks, air-pressure checks, verify all knobs/valves are working, check if ancillary components (LED, Fiber Optic, Contra Angles) are needed
- Handpiece Validation - Handpieces are individually cleaned, purged, and lubricated, situationally an autoclave may be used, specialty gauges used for verification of pressure at the handpiece, check miscellaneous parts (o-rings, gaskets, transducers, turbines, etc.)
- Control Panel Calibration - Reset all controls to OEM specifications, all regulators, handpiece controls, and scalers,(transducer stacks/tips), verify all controls are set and compatible with the equipment in use.