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Best Practices for Evacuation System and Handpiece Maintenance (AGD 130)

Presenter: Bryce Hough, MScBMC, BSc Biomed

Sable Industries is a supporter of the profession of dental assisting.


This webinar is APPROVED FOR 1 and 1/4 CE CREDITS and is designed for all dental assistants to familiarize them with the principles and best practices designed to maintain the dental office evacuation system and high and low speed handpieces at optimal performance levels. Highlighted will be the role of the dental assistant in helping ensure that best practices are used to maintain the evacuation system and handpieces in the dental office.


Bryce Hough is a dental professional with over 15 years’ experience in the dental industry. He has worked for dental suppliers like Henry Schein Canada as an equipment specialist and national equipment manager. He has also acted as a regional representative for various dental manufactures like Air Techniques, Accutron, Forest, ICW, and Boyd via Professional Sales Associates, or as present North American sales manager at Sable Industries Inc.

He received his Bachelor Biological Science degree with a specialization in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph (BSc Biomed), and a Biomedical Communications Masters degree at the University of Toronto (MScBMC). He has also completed a postgraduate 3-D animation course at Sheridan College.


Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

• Describe the basic principles of an evacuation system to maintain its performance at an optimal level;
• Outline evacuation system maintenance best practices on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis;
• Describe how to maintain high and low speed dental handpieces at optimal performance levels; and
• Outline dental handpiece maintenance best practices on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis.


The ADAA has an obligation to disseminate knowledge in the field of dentistry. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by the ADAA does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or technique.

The ADAA cautions participants taking this course on the hazards of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.

Credits earned upon completion of this course may be used to meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements.

This course has been produced in part by a grant from the Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF).


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