Proper Cleaning & Lubrication For Low Speed Attachments

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Proper Cleaning & Lubrication For Low Speed Attachments

Step 1: Surface Clean

  • Wipe down the handpiece with a damp disposable cloth. If there is still some bioburden left on the handpiece, clean under running water using a brush. A mild detergent is acceptable. Be sure that all bioburden is removed before proceeding to the next step as it can act as a protective sheild for microorganisms in the sterilizer.


  • Do not use any chemical solutions for cleaning. Foreign substances may have a negative effect on the sterilizer and/or handpiece through a harmful reaction during the sterilization cycle.
  • Do not submerge the handpiece in water, ultra sonic cleaner, or disinfectant.

Step 2: Choose Adapter

  • Choose the "E" type I Spray adapter (#ISN-LSE) and thread it to the nozzle of the lubricant. 

Step 3: Spray Lubricant

  • Insert the nozzle into the back end of the attachment and spray for approximately 2-3 seconds or until you see the lubricant exiting the head of the attachment.

Step 4: Disassemble 

  • Unscrew the head of the attachment and remove the oblique shaft. 

Step 4: (Continued)

  • The oblique shaft is the shaft that connects the head and the body of the attachment.  (See image on the left)

Step 5: Lubricate Shaft

  • Insert the oblique shaft into the "E" type nozzle that is already threaded to your can of lubricant, insert the long end first which contains the lubrication hole.
  • Spray lubricant for 2-3 seconds.
  • Assemble the attachment back together.

Step 6: Dry

  • Wipe down the exterior of the attachment with a dry towel to remove and expelled fluid or debris. The handpiece should be completely dry at this point.

Step 7: Bag & Sterilize

  • Bag and sterilize according to the manufacturer's  instructions.
  • Do not relubricate handpiece after sterilization.