Should You Repair Your Handpiece or Replace It?
Dental handpieces are an extensive investment, and deciding whether to repair or replace them has a great impact on your practice’s bottom line. Quality pieces are expensive, and it’s often easier to replace what you have rather than invest in a newer piece. But is that really the best decision? When is a replacement warranted?
While there’s no “one-size-fits-all” formula for determining the best course of action, we’ve provided a checklist of a few important items you should consider.
How old is the handpiece?
When you purchase any piece of dental equipment, it’s important to note how long it should last if properly maintained. If you’ve already used it beyond its intended lifespan, then a replacement is a logical choice.
Is it affecting your efficiency?
Even if your handpiece is still in working order, dull or inefficient ones can affect your work including how many patients you are able to see and the length of time it takes to complete a procedure. Before you repair the handpiece, ask yourself if a new one would streamline your workflow. Remember to account for any downtime that may occur as a result of frequent repairs.
Have you examined your dental office equipment log?
You should always keep an equipment log so you can easily track the date of purchase, any warranty information and how often the item has needed repairs. This basic inventory will help you make the appropriate choices. Audit your equipment every year.
Is this current brand of dental products serving your needs?
Review the “track record” of any name brands or distributors that you use on a regular basis. Have they always provided the best service? Are the handpieces high quality or have they needed frequent repairs?
Are you considering actual value instead of price?
Some handpieces may be more expensive, but if they last longer and provide greater service, then they are a wiser investment.
Diatech believes the best value comes from having the best materials
We implement the finest Swiss-made precision with the highest-quality natural diamond burs and a stringent quality assurance process. This means that the materials you order from Diatech are designed to last, providing the best value for your practice.
At Diatech, we manufacture superior and innovative products for the dental industry… for the dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, orthodontist, endodontist and lab technician. We stand behind our promise of uncompromised quality and the best in competitive pricing.