Much like Benjamin Franklin’s common axiom, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, regular preventative maintenance performed on your dental equipment will save you disruption and expense in the future. Some maintenance is simple and can be completed by office staff, while others may require professional technical attention. Have your service professionals create and maintain a complete list of your office equipment including the make, model, and serial number of every item so you can keep track of the maintenance performed.
The major workhorses of your office can be costly to replace, so pay special attention to the maintenance needs of your vacuum and air compressor. Your vacuum will need periodic changes of collection canister screens, and the compressor micron filter should be replaced at least once a year. Compressors also require oil changes, air inlet filter replacements, and condensation drainage from within the tank. It’s common knowledge that if a compressor shuts down, so too does the office – so don’t overlook these steps.