In dental practices across the UK, the smooth operation of equipment is vital for providing high-quality care to patients. However, breakdowns can occur, causing inconvenience, delays, and potential loss of revenue. Here are some common causes of dental equipment breakdowns:

Wear and Tear: Over time, regular use of dental equipment can lead to wear and tear, resulting in malfunction or failure. Components such as handpieces, chairs, and X-ray machines are susceptible to degradation and require regular maintenance to prevent breakdowns.

Poor Maintenance: Inadequate maintenance practices, such as infrequent servicing or improper cleaning, can accelerate the deterioration of dental equipment. Neglecting maintenance schedules increases the risk of breakdowns and compromises the longevity of the equipment.

Electrical Issues: Electrical faults, such as power surges or faulty wiring, can cause equipment to malfunction or stop working altogether. Ensuring that electrical connections are secure and regularly inspecting equipment for signs of damage can help prevent such issues.

Water Damage: Dental equipment that comes into contact with water, such as dental units and handpieces, is susceptible to water damage if not properly sealed or maintained. Water infiltration can cause corrosion and electrical shorts, leading to equipment failure.

Manufacturer Defects: Occasionally, dental equipment may suffer from defects or flaws in design or manufacturing. Identifying and addressing these issues promptly through warranty claims or professional repairs is essential to minimize downtime.

Anglian Dental have a team of highly qualified dental engineers available to repair and service your dental equipment. Simply give us a call at 01763 849990 and we’ll organise a convenient time to visit.