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hygiene handpiece threads stripped

my hygiene handpiece is 8 years old, the threads seem to be stripped so that it won’t attach to the hose completely, and becomes loose during use. is there any way to repair this or do we just have to buy a new handpiece?



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If you Google “slow speed handpiece repair” or “slow speed handpiece threads stripped” companies will come up that can repair them. I believe Henry Schein may even have a repair service. However, there are much more ergonomic handpieces that have come out within the last 8 years so it might not be a bad idea to invest in a new one. Do remember that the CDC requires slow speeds to be heat sterilized in between patients (not just surface disinfected) so getting the stripped handpiece repaired for a back up (like if sterile runs behind) may be a good idea too.

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