The Dental Assistant’s Guide to Dental Equipment Maintenance

By Lori Paschall, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, FADAA

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Most dental assistants don’t keep a tool belt handy, but when a piece of equipment malfunctions it’s often the assistant who addresses the problem.  Dental assistants aren’t just responsible for managing clinical issues such as patient care, ordering supplies, or administrative duties–they’re also responsible for maintaining equipment, which is an important skill. Proper maintenance alleviates the possibility of sudden problems, and extends the life of the equipment.  While we’re usually aware of what needs to be done to keep equipment running on a day-to-day basis, what needs to be done on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis?

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