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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance for Dental Equipment

Preventive maintenance in dental clinics can be critical to the overall success of your practice. There is no doubt the equipment that allows you to do your job every day is very important and also a significant investment. By implementing a well thought out prevention plan you can ensure yourself, your staff and patients are well protected. The last thing you want is a piece of equipment failing while it is being used on a patient.

How to Implement a Prevention Maintenance Plan

Thinking ahead and preventing a breakdown before it happens will save you time and money in the long run. You might be wondering where to start when it comes to implementing a prevention plan at your clinic. The first thing we recommend is to speak to an accredited technician who you can consult with to help get you started. The certified technicians at Central Dental Solutions have years of experience and would be able to help you find a maintenance plan that will best suit your needs.

How Equipment Needs to be Maintained

The equipment that you have will vary in degrees of which they need to be maintained.

Sterilization equipment has always been important, but with ever changing infection control protocols, it is now more critical than ever. Routine cleaning is essential and an overall check is recommended at least annually.

Air compressors have filters that need to be checked regularly, and changed a minimum of once a year. If they are oil type, oil levels will need to be checked monthly. The quality of your air affects patient care as well as your handpiece instrumentation.

Suction equipment should be properly cleaned with appropriate products daily and monthly. At the very minimum suction equipment should be serviced once a year.

As you know, handpieces have many moving parts that make it work so well. They are a very complicated piece of equipment although it does not look like it from the outside. The only responsibility a dentist or dental assist should take on themselves for handpieces is the cleaning and lubrication. Beyond that, any maintenance work should be done by an accredited service technician. By getting your handpiece maintained consistently, you will avoid costly repairs and downtime.  

As far as dental units go, monitoring handpiece pressure, and checking for cuts or abrasion in the many tubing’s can prevent premature failure of handpieces and costly downtime.

Central Dental Solutions Rapport Plan

At Central Dental, we believe ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ We offer a rapport plans at 3 different levels to suit your clinic. Clients who sign up for our rapport plans qualify for special labour discounts. You can find out more about our Rapport Plan here.



What to do with Biomedical Waste

What is Biomedical Waste?

Biomedical waste is waste that consists of infectious, or potentially infectious, materials. It can be solid or liquid, some examples include; discarded blood, anything sharp, human tissue, bandages and dressings, used gloves or any other medical supplies that could have come into contact with bodily fluids such as blood or saliva.

Biomedical waste that is common at dental clinics include materials such as; sharps, needles, used anesthetic cartridges, scalpel blades, amalgam and plaster to name a few.

Why is it Important to Dispose of it Properly?

If Biomedical waste is not disposed of properly it can be a threat to the environment, staff members, the public and sanitation workers. Biomedical waste could contain pathogenic agents that may cause disease to humans that are exposed to it.

Discarding Biomedical Waste

Biomedical waste should be collected in leak-proof containers that are strong enough to assure no breakage or damage while transporting it. These containers should be marked with the biohazard symbol. It should be separate from all other waste. Any waste that is sharp is usually collected in specialized boxes (usually yellow) and can often be called needle boxes.

Biomedical Waste Collection

Biomedical waste is an infectious substance and is considered a dangerous good. Therefore, all Transportation for Dangerous Goods regulations must be followed when the waste is being collected, handled and transported off-site by a professional.

Biomedical Waste Management Options

There are two main options when it comes to safely disposing of biomedical waste. Incineration is done at approved facilities and is the preferred method of disposing of the waste. This method burns the waste to destroy the anatomical and non-anatomical waste. The less-preferred option is to dispose of sharps and other solid waste directly into the landfill. Before that happens, the waste must go through a chemical or thermal sterilization process. Often, the landfill owner must pre-approve the disposal of the waste at their site.     

Medical Waste Services

Are you looking for a clean and convenient way to dispose of your medical waste? We feature one of Manitoba’s most efficient and reliable medical waste pickup services.

We supply most types of safe disposal containers and will pick up all types. Please contact our office to set up an account for this service at 204-885-7530 or email


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Repair + Maintenance

The plan description

Over the years, we have built an extensive network of suppliers to ensure we have a large parts inventory. Our service vehicles are outfitted with a range of these parts to limit repeat visits. Our services are completed in a timely manner to keep your practice running smoothly. We also have a large fleet of up-to-date loaner equipment to ensure minimum downtime for your practice.

We understand that you need a service and maintenance team that you can rely on. That’s why we ensure our friendly service reps are kept up to date with training and industry knowledge. Our team has a proven track record of helping to keep our clients’ practices operating smoothly, avoiding costly downtime.

An ounce of “Prevention” is worth a pound of “Cure”!
Rapport Service Plans

All Rapport clients qualify for special labour discount.

Rapport Level 01

Rapport 01 is a monthly check up on all your equipment by one of our friendly, professional and knowledgeable service reps. After the check is completed you will receive a report detailing key checks and the condition of your equipment. Many smaller problems will be corrected like split tubings and handpiece pressure issues, undetected these can lead to downtime and expensive emergency calls. Consider this as an investment in the equipment you depend on every day.

Rapport Level 02

Rapport 02 is similar to 01 but the frequency is once a quarter instead of once a month. Again, you will receive a detailed report and have the assurance that your equipment is being kept in good working order.

Rapport Level 03

Rapport 03 is a further plan scaled down for specific equipment. Many of our clients have chosen this plan to look after their air compressor and vacuum systems or their sterilization equipment. These equipment items are often the ones that are hidden away but very important to your practice – our team refers to them as your practices’ heart and lungs!

On-demand calls

Many clients still choose to call when they have a list of repairs or when they need an urgent repair; we call this “On-Demand service”. Try us today; you will find prompt, professional and proactive service.

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Infection Control

Central Dental Solutions offers a full range of sterilization testing control products. Our wide-variety of products meet the needs of today’s dental professionals and include cutting-edge data recording equipment which is supported by a mobile app. We have online demonstrations of the equipment to ensure all surfaces and equipment that are being used are fully disinfected and sterilized.

Infection control is key in preventing the spread of contagious illnesses, and we want to help you stay up-to-date with regulations and best practices in an ever-changing environment with our range of products, services, and information. Our Central Dental Solutions team is committed to providing your office with products and services that will help to keep you and your patients safe. We are constantly looking for the best solutions for all your PPE needs.

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