24 Jul 2017
By charlotte.cash

The proper care and maintenance of handpieces is essential in preserving the life and functionality of the equipment. Handpieces are precision instruments and must be cared for and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

HTM 01-05 2013 Edition Section 4.7 states ‘Practices can seek the advice on the decontamination of handpieces from the handpiece manufacturer. Dental handpieces are constructed with a number of features that are difficult to clean and sterilise.’

Following ISO 14457 ‘Dentistry – Handpieces and Motors’ 2012 Standard, all handpieces or parts of handpieces, internally or externally, must withstand a minimum of 250 reprocessing cycles, including cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation, without deterioration in performance or showing signs of corrosion.

If the manufacturer states a lower number of permitted reprocessing cycles then this figure must be used. Check with the manufacturer regarding the use of detergents and disinfectants with the handpiece. Some products may encourage corrosion and deterioration in performance.

Isopharm have devised a record keeping logbook to monitor handpiece stock, faults and repairs.

The logbook offers guidance on infection control, decontamination and specific information for the care and maintenance of handpieces.

Click here to view the handpiece logbook >

Handpiece Stock Inventory Record

Isopharm appreciate that handpieces are often an expensive piece of equipment, which can often go astray in a busy practice.

This record allows the practice to log every handpiece within the practice. Enter the serial number and model, handpiece type, and the date added to the log. Should the handpiece be removed from, complete the decommission section.

Handpiece Record & Repairs Log

A more detailed record of each handpiece identified on the stock inventory should be logged here, including allocating the handpiece to a designated surgery.

This section also allows practices to track any faults and repairs for up to three instances. If you need to log more than three repair history records, contact the manufacturer of the handpiece to discuss why faults may be occurring.

Click here to view the handpiece logbook >

Complete & Comply Record Keeping

Completing our logbook helps you to comply with:

  • HTM 01-05: Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practice (2013 Edition)
  • HTM 01-05: Northern Ireland (DHSSPSNI) Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practices (2013 Edition)
  • WHTM 01-05: Welsh Edition Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practices (2014 Edition)
  • SDCEP: Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (2014 Edition)
  • Department of Health – Code of Practice (2015 Edition)
  • The Health & Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare Regulations 2013)
  • ISO 14457: Dentistry – Handpieces and Motors 2012 Standard
  • CQC Fundamental Standards 2015 Regulation 12: Safe Care and Treatment

Isopharm logbooks help to create a compliance system, providing essential guidance and peace of mind for your practice.


Available for £30 +vat per logbook, or buy ANY 3 logbooks for £25 +vat each.

The current range of logbooks available from Isopharm include:

  • Benchtop Steriliser Logbook
  • Decontamination Room Logbook
  • Environmental Cleaning & Maintenance Logbook
  • Handpieces Logbook
  • Impression Disinfection Logbook
  • Instrument Manual Cleaning Logbook
  • Medical Emergency & First Aid Logbook
  • Surgery Checklist Logbook
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner Logbook
  • Washer Disinfector Logbook

The range of logbooks available is continuously being updated, with new additions in the pipeline. Please call to discuss any of the logbooks further. Freephone: (0)800 840 0105.

Click here to view the current range of logbooks >

Click here to view the handpiece logbook >

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