Maintenance Free Handpieces

Some handpieces are maintenance free, or Lube Free®, meaning the bearings do not require routine lubrication. However, the push button chuck mechanism is made up of tiny, moving, metal parts that do need cleaning and lubrication to ensure safe performance, and extend the life of the chuck mechanism. According to Star Dental® it is necessary to clean the turbine autochuck once a week.

We recommend the following procedure:

  1. Place a drop of oil on the end of a proxy brush, or in the chuck opening.
    Note, this does not lubricate the turbine but rather the chuck mechanism only.
  2. Insert the proxy brush into the chuck opening.
  3. Slide the brush in and out several times to loosen and remove any accumulated buildup.
    Note, do not twist the brush as this can cause bristles to break and lodge in the bur chuck.
  4. Spray air from your syringe into the chuck to expel any loose material.