Your Dental Light Preventative Maintenance Guide
Your Operatory Light Reflects On You ... Keep It Clean
Take a moment to think about what your patients see when they sit in a dental chair in your office. At some point during their visit, your patients will look up at the operatory light. Keeping your operatory light clean is a good reflection on your office. Here are some helpful hints on how to keep your light clean and in good working order to achieve maximum effectiveness.
WARNING: To avoid personal injury, turn OFF the light and allow to cool to room temperature before cleaning.
Cleaning the plastic lens shield
Cleaning Tip #1
There is a risk of cracking the plastic lens shield and the glass reflector if you begin the cleaning process before the light has cooled to room temperature. This would also void the warranty.
Cleaning Tip #2
Plan to clean the lens shield and glass reflector, or replace the bulb in the morning before the operatory lights have been turned ON.
Cleaning Tip #3
When cleaning the plastic lens shield and glass reflector, always rub lightly in the same direction with a lint-free, 100% cotton cloth or a gauze pad to avoid scratches.
Cleaning Tip #4
It's time to replace the lens shield when there are signs of wear such as cracks or discoloration. The same applies to the glass reflector, in addition to the reflective coating starting to peel away.
Cleaning Tip #5
Oils from your skin that come in contact with a new bulb can cause "hot spots" once the power is turned ON. These hot spots can shorten the life expectancy of the bulb.
Cleaning the glass reflector
Replacing the bulb
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