Daily Product Care

NSK Handpieces are manufactured using superior micro-precision production technology to tolerances of less than 1,000th of a millimetre & with over 100 years of experience, NSK is today regarded as the world’s largest dedicated manufacturer of quality precision high & low speed dental handpieces, micro motors & ultra-sonic scalers.

To maintain these precision instruments in peak operating condition with the efficiency & accuracy required to perform precise clinical procedures, it is recommended that all NSK products be maintained using the following Care & Maintenance Instructions.

  • NSK Care & Maintenance Instruction Sheet – Using iCare / Pana Spray Plus  PDF download link

NSK RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING CARE & MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE FOR NSK HANDPIECES

  1. PREPARATION

    • Contra-Angle: Remove the contra-angle from the motor and detach the bur from the chuck.
    • Air Turbine: Remove the air turbine from the coupling and detach the bur from the chuck.

    Bring instruments to a dedicated decontamination area. Remove organic contaminants with a paper wipe.

  2. CLEANING

    Manual: Clean the external surface of handpiece with running water (<38°C, demineralised water recommended).

    Automated NSK handpieces with this symbol are thermo-disinfector-ready and therefore may be washed and disinfected using a thermo-disinfector. When using a thermo-disinfector, be sure to follow its manufacturer’s instructions.

  3. LUBRICATION

    • Essential after thermo-disinfection
    • Essential prior to sterilization process

    Manual: Lubricate handpiece using NSK Pana Spray Plus. To prevent mist spray from escaping into the environment, use absorbent cloth. Expel excess lubrication.

    Automated: Clean and lubricate handpieces with NSK iCare2/3. Be sure to use the right adaptor for each handpiece.

  4. STERILIZATION

    Place handpieces in a sterilization pouch and seal them. EN13060 4.6.3 recommends autoclaving for 20 minutes (minimum holding time) at 121°C or 15 minutes (minimum holding time) at 132°C. NSK recommends Class B or S sterilization. (All NSK handpieces are autoclavable up to 135°C)

  5. STORAGE

    After the sterilization cycle, immediately remove handpieces from the autoclave. Keep them in dust-free, sterilized storage or bring them to a treatment room for use.