On April 28th, the Toronto East Dental Society (TEDS) hosted an evening CE on dental equipment repair and maintenance. Topics addressed included maintenance of compressors, central vacuum, handpieces, ultrasonic scalers and amalgam separators. Additionally addressed were common causes of unit malfunction as well as air and water line maintenance.
There was a panel of 5 speakers to field questions from participants. Rick Zieska, our own “Techguru” was on the panel and addressed delivery systems and fielded a host of questions on all topics. We greatly appreciate the generosity of TEDS in bringing Rick to this event and granting him the opportunity to speak to dentists from the Toronto area. In particular, we’d like to thank Dr. Galina Mayer for organizing the event and TEDS president, Dr. Shervin Abbaszadeh for his support.
There was an extensive question and answer period after each topic was addressed and answering questions occupied a significant portion of the allotted time. TEDS members were afforded a unique opportunity to receive expert advice on a variety of topics and concerns.
In particular, TEDS members learned the importance of maintaining filters and how to check them. Familiarity with mechanical room equipment was enhanced and concerns over local regulations were also addressed. Regulations covering amalgam separators were discussed, as were the details one needs to keep in mind when choosing an amalgam separator. Other topics included routine handpiece maintenance and standard best practices to keep handpieces running well. Rick discussed the basics of dental equipment pneumatics, junction box components, as well as fielded questions on all topics presented.
We were honored to present at the TEDS CE and enjoyed visiting with Toronto area dentists.