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FAQ

Frequently asked questions on W&H products and helpful descriptions on the topic of hygiene and care.

Surgical Devices Surgical Devices

Implantmed (17)
Is the previous Implantmed motor compatible with Implantmed Classic?

No, it has a different connector and is not compatible.

What does ISQ stand for?

The abbreviation ISQ stands for Implant Stability Quotient. It is a value between 1 and 100 and gives the surgeon an insight of the implant stability after placing the implant. With the ISQ value the surgeon can monitor the osseointegration.

How can I adjust the torque?

The torque can be adjusted in P4 & P5 only. In- or decreaseing is done via either "+" or "-" button. A detailed description (factory settings, adjstable range,…) can be found in the user manual.

Can handpieces from another manufacturer be used on a W&H surgical motor (Implantmed / Elcomed)?

For applications which do not require accurate torque (drilling, grinding,…), any handpiece with ISO 3964 connection can be used. Please be informed that hand pieces from other manufacturers might not be able to handle the torque of your unit/motor and therefore might get damaged. An accurate torque limitation in the placement programs of W&H surgical units requieres the use of W&H Surgical contra angles.

Can other brands of tubing be used?

Not recommended. Due to different specifications (material, dimensions) it could cause problems like leakage, insufficient cooling or even damage the unit. For propper tubing see "correlation of tubing" or user manual.

How to insert irrigation tube?

Please find a detailed description in the user manual at chapter "Starting operation - General".

How can the unit / motor be cleaned / sterilized?

Please find a detailed description in the user manual at chapter "Hygiene and Maintenance".

Is it possible to set the motor speed with the program for positioning an implant?

No, the speed in program P4 is 15 rpm when in forward operation and 30 rpm in reverse operation. In program P5 (thread cutter function) the speed is 20 rpm in both forward and reverse operation and only the torque can be set.

Why doesn't the light on my LED G contra-angle handpiece work when I am positioning an implant?

The generator in the contra-angle handpiece requires at least 300 rpm to produce enough electricity for the LED. The rotary speed is between 15 and 50 rpm when positioning an implant.

Can my Implantmed/Elcomed motor be processed via thermal washer disinfector?

Yes, if the thermal washer disinfector has a drying cycle and the motor bears the sign that it is "Thermo washer disinfectable".

Does my W&H unit need to be serviced.

Regular servicing of function and safety including the accessories is necessary and should be carried out at least once every three years, unless shorter intervals are prescribed by law. Detailed information can be found in the user manual at chapter "Servicing".

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Does the motor need to be greased?

No, the Implantmed/Elcomed motor does not need greasing. The motor bearings require no maintenance. Any additional greasing would reduce the service life of the bearings.

Piezomed (6)
How long is the useful service life of the instrument detection?

The instrument detection is located in the LED socket and is automatically replaced at the same time as the LED socket.

How long is the useful service life of the LED?

The user must replace the LED socket as soon as the protective coating on the LED discolours and the luminous power is impaired as a result. The length of time this takes can differ depending on the type of sterilizer or sterilization process.

Can Piezomed instruments also be used on third-party devices?

No
a. Different thread
b. Third-party devices are not engineered for the correct resonance point – instrument fails to oscillate.

How long do the instruments last and when should they be replaced?

The useful service life of the instruments is determined by the length of time they are used - reprocessing and sterilization cycles only have a marginal influence on the live span.
a. Instruments need to be replaced
- If there is a loss of cutting power while working
- In case of visible damage on the cutting portion or the shank of the instrument.
b. Saws must be replaced if
- Teeth are broken off
- Teeth are worn and cutting power drops
- In case of visible damage on the cutting portion or the shank of the instrument.
c. Diamond-coated instruments must be replaced
- As soon as the diamond coating is worn
- In case of visible damage on the cutting portion or the shank of the instrument.
- For USA only - Diamond-coated instruments are considered single-use by the FDA.

How are the instruments prepared for cleaning?

a. Preparation in the ultrasonic bath:
- Place the instruments in the instrument tray and lower into the ultrasonic bath.
- Use cleaning agents and disinfectants suitable for hand instruments (probes, mirrors, forceps, etc.).
DO NOT USE a bur bath, as this is very aggressive.
- After cleaning in the ultrasonic bath, rinse adequately with water to remove any remnants of the cleaning agent and disinfectant from the coolant channels.
- Blow dry with compressed air after rinsing
- Replace dried instruments in the instrument tray and package for sterilization

b. Mechanical preparation in the cleaning unit and disinfector
- Use the cleaning adapter for cleaning units and disinfectors (see Instructions for Use – Accessories)
- After preparation in the cleaning unit and disinfector, check that the coolant channels are dry and, if necessary, dry again with compressed air.

Can third-party instruments be used on the Piezomed?

No
a. Different thread
b. The Piezomed instrument detection cannot detect third-party instruments

Elcomed (11)
Can handpieces from another manufacturer be used on a W&H surgical motor (Implantmed / Elcomed)?

For applications which do not require accurate torque (drilling, grinding,…), any handpiece with ISO 3964 connection can be used. Please be informed that hand pieces from other manufacturers might not be able to handle the torque of your unit/motor and therefore might get damaged. An accurate torque limitation in the placement programs of W&H surgical units requieres the use of W&H Surgical contra angles.

Can other brands of tubing be used?

Not recommended. Due to different specifications (material, dimensions) it could cause problems like leakage, insufficient cooling or even damage the unit. For propper tubing see "correlation of tubing" or user manual.

How to insert irrigation tube?

Please find a detailed description in the user manual at chapter "Starting operation - General".

How can the unit / motor be cleaned / sterilized?

Please find a detailed description in the user manual at chapter "Hygiene and Maintenance".

Why doesn't the light on my LED G contra-angle handpiece work when I am positioning an implant?

The generator in the contra-angle handpiece requires at least 300 rpm to produce enough electricity for the LED. The rotary speed is between 15 and 50 rpm when positioning an implant.

Can my Implantmed/Elcomed motor be processed via thermal washer disinfector?

Yes, if the thermal washer disinfector has a drying cycle and the motor bears the sign that it is "Thermo washer disinfectable".

Does my W&H unit need to be serviced.

Regular servicing of function and safety including the accessories is necessary and should be carried out at least once every three years, unless shorter intervals are prescribed by law. Detailed information can be found in the user manual at chapter "Servicing".

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Does the motor need to be greased?

No, the Implantmed/Elcomed motor does not need greasing. The motor bearings require no maintenance. Any additional greasing would reduce the service life of the bearings.

Accessories Accessories

W&H Osstell ISQ module (1)
What does ISQ stand for?

The abbreviation ISQ stands for Implant Stability Quotient. It is a value between 1 and 100 and gives the surgeon an insight of the implant stability after placing the implant. With the ISQ value the surgeon can monitor the osseointegration.

Piezomed Instruments (4)
Can Piezomed instruments also be used on third-party devices?

No
a. Different thread
b. Third-party devices are not engineered for the correct resonance point – instrument fails to oscillate.

How long do the instruments last and when should they be replaced?

The useful service life of the instruments is determined by the length of time they are used - reprocessing and sterilization cycles only have a marginal influence on the live span.
a. Instruments need to be replaced
- If there is a loss of cutting power while working
- In case of visible damage on the cutting portion or the shank of the instrument.
b. Saws must be replaced if
- Teeth are broken off
- Teeth are worn and cutting power drops
- In case of visible damage on the cutting portion or the shank of the instrument.
c. Diamond-coated instruments must be replaced
- As soon as the diamond coating is worn
- In case of visible damage on the cutting portion or the shank of the instrument.
- For USA only - Diamond-coated instruments are considered single-use by the FDA.

How are the instruments prepared for cleaning?

a. Preparation in the ultrasonic bath:
- Place the instruments in the instrument tray and lower into the ultrasonic bath.
- Use cleaning agents and disinfectants suitable for hand instruments (probes, mirrors, forceps, etc.).
DO NOT USE a bur bath, as this is very aggressive.
- After cleaning in the ultrasonic bath, rinse adequately with water to remove any remnants of the cleaning agent and disinfectant from the coolant channels.
- Blow dry with compressed air after rinsing
- Replace dried instruments in the instrument tray and package for sterilization

b. Mechanical preparation in the cleaning unit and disinfector
- Use the cleaning adapter for cleaning units and disinfectors (see Instructions for Use – Accessories)
- After preparation in the cleaning unit and disinfector, check that the coolant channels are dry and, if necessary, dry again with compressed air.

Can third-party instruments be used on the Piezomed?

No
a. Different thread
b. The Piezomed instrument detection cannot detect third-party instruments

Electric Motor Electric Motor

Electric Motor (EM-12 L) (10)
Does the electric motor need to be lubricated with oil?

No, the motor bearings are lifetime lubricated. Any additional oil or lubricant would actually reduce the lifetime.

Should I always call my W&H service partner in advance before sending devices/instruments in for repair?

If you are not completely sure of the root cause of the problem, we strongly advice to contact your W&H service partner and speak to a technician. In many cases minor issues can be resolved, directly speaking with to a W&H technician. If not, he or she will definitely be able to help wit the decision which components need to be sent for repair.

What is a brushless electric motor and what benefits does it offer me as a user?

The brushless electric motor is the latest most advanced electric motor technology. It does not require carbon brushes to create its magnetic rotating field. That reduces the wearing parts to the bearings and following minimised service and maintenance work. This also means less downtime for the user when servicing proves necessary.

Which contra-angle handpiece series is recommended for the EM-12 L electric motor?

The W&H Synea contra-angle handpiece – its glass rod elements are perfectly suited for use together with the EM-12 L motor and its innovative integrated LED+ light source.

How can I integrate the EM-12 L electric motor into my unit as a Built-in version?

The EM-12 L electric motor can be integrated into a dental unit by selected dental unit manufacturers or their service technicians.

How do I connect the EM-12 L electric motor to my unit as an Add-on?

To connect the EM-12 L electric motor to your dental unit as an Add-on you require a free turbine hose on your dental unit and the possibility of connecting the control to the mains via the included power supply unit. You can control the EM-12 L electric motor using the foot control of your dental unit.

Can I sterilize my EM-12 L electric motor in a sterilizer?

Yes, if your EM-12 L electric motor features the symbol “Sterilizable up to the stated temperature”. sterilisierbar

Does the Built-in version of the EM-12 L electric motor require maintenance?

The Built-in electronic component does not require specific maintenance. However, it becomes part of the regular service schedule of the dental unit and should be performed at the intervals prescribed by the local governing regulatory legislation. This guarantees proper function and safety. More detailed information on this topic can be found in the “Service” section of the respective instructions for use.

Does the Add-on version of the EM-12 L electric motor require maintenance?

The EM-12 L electric motor as an Add-on version including accessories requires a regular check once every three years unless shorter intervals are prescribed by local governing regulatory requirements. The regular service must only be performed by an authorised W&H service partner. More detailed information on this topic can be found in the “Service” section of the instructions for use.

Electric Motor (EM-E6) (3)
I've got a micromotor without light. Do I have to change the micromotor and the contra-angle to have light?

No. You can purchase an Allegra LED G contra-angle which has its own light generator and a LED. No further investment necessary.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Does the electric motor need to be greased?

No, the motor bearings require no lubrication. Any additional lubrication would reduce the service life of the ball bearings.

LED Upgrade Set (3)
I've got a micromotor without light. Do I have to change the micromotor and the contra-angle to have light?

No. You can purchase an Allegra LED G contra-angle which has its own light generator and a LED. No further investment necessary.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Does the electric motor need to be greased?

No, the motor bearings require no lubrication. Any additional lubrication would reduce the service life of the ball bearings.

Sterilizers Sterilizers

Lisa (27)
Lisa 17/22
The sterilization (PROCESS) phase of a sterilization cycle was longer than expected.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The chamber temperature dropped below the minimum threshold and the software performed a successful recovery
SOLUTION
Wait for cycle completion. If the problem occurs frequently, contact a service engineer.

Lisa 17/22
Warning about saving to the USB (HTML and SCL files)

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The USB mass storage is not connected or not properly connected to the sterilizer.
SOLUTION
Check presence and connection of the USB pen drive. If the problem persist, contact a service engineer.

Lisa 17/22
Warning about programmed maintenance.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
A component needs replacing for the programmed maintenance of the sterilizer.
SOLUTION
Order the requested component (door seal, dust filter, bacteriological filter…). See “Maintenance” chapter.

Lisa 17/22
The cycle report printer does not work.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Printer not properly connected or not powered
SOLUTION
Check the data and the power connection to the printer.

Lisa 17/22
When the sterilizer is connected to an automated water supply system: there is no clean water in the tank, but the automatic water filling does not fill the water.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Water fill system not connected
SOLUTION
Connect the water fill system to the sterilizer (see ANNEX 7 for water quality requirements).

POSSIBLE CAUSE
When the water fill system attempted to fill the tank, water was temporarily unavailable
SOLUTION
Since water tank filling is attempted only once in-between cycle execution, this event inhibits water feeding. Switch the sterilizer OFF and then ON again.
Check the external water supply system.
Check for water leaks from the sterilizer.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Faulty MIN water level sensor in the clean water tank
SOLUTION
Call service.

Lisa 17/22
The sterilizer remains switched OFF.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The main switch or network circuit breaker is OFF
SOLUTION
Activate the main switch or network circuit breaker (ON).

POSSIBLE CAUSE
No voltage at the socket
SOLUTION
Check the electric circuit.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The power cord is not connected properly
SOLUTION
Check and connect the power cord properly

Lisa 17/22
Water is leaking at the front of the sterilizer

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Leaks through the chamber door seal
SOLUTION
Clean or replace the door seal. Clean the door surface facing the chamber.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Internal leak.
SOLUTIONS
Contact a service engineer.

Lisa 17/22
The cycle commences but there is no rise in pressure/temperature

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The thermal overload switch is open
SOLUTION
Reset the thermal overload switch (see RESETTING THE THERMAL OVERLOAD).

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Electric – electronic fault

SOLUTION
Contact a service engineer.

Lisa 17/22
At the end of the cycle, there is residual water in the chamber

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Sterilizer not properly levelled
SOLUTION
Properly level the surface that the sterilizer is placed on.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Overloaded chamber
SOLUTION
Comply with the maximum load weight limits for each type of load. Always use the chamber rack for trays and cassettes.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Chamber filter clogged
SOLUTION
Remove and clean the chamber filter.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Chamber filter cap mispositioned
SOLUTION
Mount the chamber filter cap properly (see chapter MAINTENANCE)

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Load incorrectly placed
SOLUTION
Follow the recommendations as listed in ANNEX 2.

Lisa 17/22
Corrosion or spots on instruments

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Tap water on instruments when placed in the sterilizer
SOLUTION
Ensure that instruments are dry before they are placed in the sterilizer.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Use of water of poor quality or water containing chemical substances
SOLUTION
Drain both water tanks. Use good quality water (see APPENDIX 7).

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Organic or chemical residues on the instruments
SOLUTION
Clean, rinse and dry instruments before placing them in the sterilizer (see APPENDIX 2).

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Chamber, trays, tray rack dirty
SOLUTION
Clean the chamber and wash the chamber furniture

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Contact between instruments of different materials
SOLUTION
Ensure that instruments of different materials do not touch (aluminum, carbon or stainless steel, etc.); place them on different trays or cassettes or pouch them (refer to APPENDIX 2).

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Scale deposits on the chamber
SOLUTION
Clean the chamber and use good quality water (refer to APPENDIX 7).

Lisa 17/22
Instruments are turning brown or black.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Incorrect temperature selected
SOLUTION
Select a sterilization cycle featuring a lower sterilization temperature. Follow the instructions of the instrument manufacturer.

Lisa 17/22
No cycles are stored in the cycle history menu

POSSIBLE CAUSE
An electronic board was replaced when serviced.
SOLUTION
None. The memory of the old board cannot be restored. You are advised to Save the history regularly onto the USB pen drive.

Lisa 17/22
When starting a cycle, the chamber door locks but re-opens immediately. The “Open the door” message appears.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Door seal not properly placed; seal sticking out
SOLUTION
Ensure that the door seal is correctly inserted around the whole circumference.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
Door jammed by external objects or by the load itself
SOLUTION
Remove any objects interfering with the chamber door. Check that the door does not push against the load or the chamber furniture.

Lisa 17/22
The sterilizer enters into “Sleep mode” immediately after opening the chamber door.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The chamber door has not been opened after the previous cycle had finished and the “Sleep mode delay” has expired
SOLUTION
Press the SLEEP MODE button to exit.

Lisa 17/22
At the end of the cycle the display reads “Open the door” but it is not possible to open the door.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The chamber is in vacuum due to an internal malfunction
SOLUTION
Switch the sterilizer OFF: this releases any internal pressure allowing the chamber door to be opened. Call technical service if the problem persists.

POSSIBLE CAUSE
The bacteriological filter is blocked
SOLUTION
Remove the bacteriological filter to release the pressure. Replace the filter. Note that bacteriological filters need to be replaced every 400 cycles.

Do I need to carry out periodic testing on my Lisa/Lina?

Yes, testing is an integral part of ensuring that a small sterilizer consistently performs to operating parameters set during the machines commissioning. Failure to carry out routine periodic tests and maintenance tasks could compromise safety and have legal and insurance-related implications for the registered Manager.

What is validation?

Validation is a documented procedure for collecting, recording and interpreting data required for proving that a procedure constantly complies with the specified specifications. W&H sterilizers feature a process evaluation system, which continually monitors the stipulated specifications (temperature, pressure and time).

What periodic tests do I need to carry out on my Lisa/Lina?

Country/regional specific laws and guidelines referring to periodical testing or routine monitoring are individual and must be considered. Our recommendation for periodical testing is mentioned in the delivered IFU and depends on the integrated features in your sterilizer.

Do I need to document the results of all periodic testing?

W&H recommends to record all periodic tests, repairs and modifications on the sterilizer in the logbook including date and signature of the person who carried out the test or other activity.

How long should I keep periodic test records?

Keep the results according your country/regional specific laws and guidelines and the definitions in your QM. Those records can be of assistance in case of service as well.

Does my Lisa/Lina sterilizer need any periodic qualification/validation?

Validation generally comprises a range of tests defined in internationally recognised standards. These tests begin for every device with the factory tests at W&H. In addition, corresponding documentation is included with your device. Prior to commissioning the device at your premises, the technician performs further checks to ensure the device functions correctly. Then, depending on the national/regional laws and directives, the device must be subjected to a so-called renewed performance qualification at regular intervals. For further information, please contact your dealer.

Whom should I get to validate and maintain my Lisa/Lina sterilizer?

All validation and maintenance work should be performed by a qualified individual.

How do I change consumable components on my Lisa/Lina?

Information and videos relating to consumable components and how to replace them can be found on the Consumables & Accessories and Video Tutorial section of this web site.

How do I clean the water tanks and what products should I use?

Information and videos relating to the cleaning of the water tanks and cleaning products can be found on the Video Tutorial section of this web site.

Which water quality should I use for my Lisa/Lina sterilizer?

The water quality for sterilizers is internationally specified by standards and directives. The reasons for this are that your sterilizer can be seriously damaged by it or the sterilization can be jeopardised. Consequently, only water with conductivity of less than 15 µS/cm should be used for your W&H sterilizer. The Multidem system is especially suited to preparing suitable water.

Should I pouch wrap my instruments and how long can I store them after sterilization?

To ensure that your instruments are stored in a sterile state from their successful sterilization until they are used, W&H recommends packing them in suitable sterile barrier systems from even before sterilization. The recommended storage periods can be found in your national/regional laws and directives. For further information, please contact your dealer.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Lina (11)
What is validation?

Validation is a documented procedure for collecting, recording and interpreting data required for proving that a procedure constantly complies with the specified specifications. W&H sterilizers feature a process evaluation system, which continually monitors the stipulated specifications (temperature, pressure and time).

What periodic tests do I need to carry out on my Lisa/Lina?

Country/regional specific laws and guidelines referring to periodical testing or routine monitoring are individual and must be considered. Our recommendation for periodical testing is mentioned in the delivered IFU and depends on the integrated features in your sterilizer.

Do I need to document the results of all periodic testing?

W&H recommends to record all periodic tests, repairs and modifications on the sterilizer in the logbook including date and signature of the person who carried out the test or other activity.

How long should I keep periodic test records?

Keep the results according your country/regional specific laws and guidelines and the definitions in your QM. Those records can be of assistance in case of service as well.

Does my Lisa/Lina sterilizer need any periodic qualification/validation?

Validation generally comprises a range of tests defined in internationally recognised standards. These tests begin for every device with the factory tests at W&H. In addition, corresponding documentation is included with your device. Prior to commissioning the device at your premises, the technician performs further checks to ensure the device functions correctly. Then, depending on the national/regional laws and directives, the device must be subjected to a so-called renewed performance qualification at regular intervals. For further information, please contact your dealer.

Whom should I get to validate and maintain my Lisa/Lina sterilizer?

All validation and maintenance work should be performed by a qualified individual.

How do I change consumable components on my Lisa/Lina?

Information and videos relating to consumable components and how to replace them can be found on the Consumables & Accessories and Video Tutorial section of this web site.

How do I clean the water tanks and what products should I use?

Information and videos relating to the cleaning of the water tanks and cleaning products can be found on the Video Tutorial section of this web site.

Which water quality should I use for my Lisa/Lina sterilizer?

The water quality for sterilizers is internationally specified by standards and directives. The reasons for this are that your sterilizer can be seriously damaged by it or the sterilization can be jeopardised. Consequently, only water with conductivity of less than 15 µS/cm should be used for your W&H sterilizer. The Multidem system is especially suited to preparing suitable water.

Should I pouch wrap my instruments and how long can I store them after sterilization?

To ensure that your instruments are stored in a sterile state from their successful sterilization until they are used, W&H recommends packing them in suitable sterile barrier systems from even before sterilization. The recommended storage periods can be found in your national/regional laws and directives. For further information, please contact your dealer.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces

Handpieces (7)
What is the minimum shaft lenght of the bur for the S-11?

The shaft of the bur should be at least 44mm long (ISO-shaft 104).

Can LED instruments with generator be sterilized?

Yes, W&H handpieces with LED and generator are both sterilizable sterilizable and thermodisinfectable thermodisinfectable.

Which material is used at W&H surgical instruments?

Internal and external parts are of high quality stainless steel (including the contra-angle handpiece head).

What is the minimum shaft lenght of the bur for the S-12?

The shaft of the bur should be at least 53mm long. This length is usually refered to the term "surgical extra long burs".

How to dismantle the handpiece

See detailed description in user manual or Video.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Contra-angles (8)
Can LED instruments with generator be sterilized?

Yes, W&H handpieces with LED and generator are both sterilizable sterilizable and thermodisinfectable thermodisinfectable.

Which material is used at W&H surgical instruments?

Internal and external parts are of high quality stainless steel (including the contra-angle handpiece head).

How to dismantle the handpiece

See detailed description in user manual or Video.

Why doesn't the light on my LED G contra-angle handpiece work when I am positioning an implant?

The generator in the contra-angle handpiece requires at least 300 rpm to produce enough electricity for the LED. The rotary speed is between 15 and 50 rpm when positioning an implant.

Is the removable spray clip of my surgical hand piece sterilizable?

Yes. In order to extend the live span of the clip, W&H recommends to remove the clip from the hand piece and sterilize it separately (hand piece and clip in one pouch but separated).

What is the difference between WI-75 and WS-75?

Both assure maximum performance. The WS-75 can be dismantled and therefor it can be cleaned more thoroughly.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces

Alegra (10)
Why does the WE-99 contra-angle handpiece have a transmission ratio of 1:4.5?

The optimum speed of fast-running burs can easily be achieved using the WE-99.

Can the HE-43 E handpiece be employed in surgical applications?

The handpieces in the new Alegra range have been tested and approved for the following applications removing cariogenic materials, preparing cavities and crowns, removing fillings and finishing tooth and restoration surfaces. The use of the handpieces in other application areas is not permitted and the user bears all responsibility in cases where this instruction is disregarded.

Can LED instruments with generator be sterilized?

Yes, W&H handpieces with LED and generator are both sterilizable sterilizable and thermodisinfectable thermodisinfectable.

Can the new Alegra instruments be connected to motors with a light supply?

Yes, the straight and contra-angle handpieces of the new Alegra range can be used on any motor with an ISO connection. .

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via thermal disinfector and sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H instrument carries the relevant thermal disinfection and sterilization symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

What are the advantages of the new Alegra instruments?

Compatible LED light – the instruments in the new Alegra range have LED light, which is supplied with energy by an integrated generator. The instruments are therefore independent of the light supply of the motor and the dental unit and offer the possibility of working with light compatible with any unit. The technology of the integrated generator means that there is only illumination when the instrument is running.

For what reason may the LED fail to light up?

Because the energy for the LED light in the new Alegra instruments is generated by an integrated generator, the brightness of the LED depends on the motor speed (at least 9.000rpm).

Is more heat generated by the light source when LED technology is employed?

No, because they are usually operated with coolant air. In addition, the LED contra-angle handpieces are equipped with an internal spray function, which guarantees additional cooling.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Synea (3)
Can my W&H handpiece be processed via thermal disinfector and sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H instrument carries the relevant thermal disinfection and sterilization symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Accessories Accessories

Service Oil F1 (6)
Why is W&H oil better than other lubricants?

Extensive research and testing produced a formula which best covers the extreme demands of dental instruments. It consists of an all-synthetic special oil of the highest purity supplemented by the specially developed additive package.

Can W&H Service Oil F1 be sterilized?

Yes - W&H Service Oil F1 is fully sterilizable with no effect to it's lubrication abilities.

Up to what maximum temperature is the oil stable without problems?

W&H Service Oil F1 has long­term stability between –30 oC and +160 oC.

Which aerosol is used in the W&H F1 spray can and what properties does it have?

A mixture of propane and butane (standard aerosol in all spray cans). It contains no CFCs and as such is environmentally-friendly.

How should I dispose of empty cans?

In accordance with the national regulations for aerosol cans. More information on disposal can be found on the safety datasheet.

Can I use any oil to lubricate my W&H instruments?

W&H recommends that W&H instruments are lubricated with W&H oil which has been designed and developed to enhance the performance of your W&H instrument. The use of other lubricant major brands need to be verified with the local W&H representation.

Turbines Turbines

Synea (11)
Is the new LED turbine from the Synea series e.g. compatible with the existing 924 couplings?

Yes, the new generation of turbines can be operated with both the existing and the new couplings.

Which burs can be used with W&H turbines?

Turbines with standard head sizes (models XX-98): 19 mm - 25 mm Turbines with small head sizes (models XX-97): 16 mm - 21 mm

The cutting part diameter for both head sizes is restricted to max. 2 mm. Please observe the technical data provided by the bur manufacturer. When using longer, rotary instruments for special treatment indications, the user must always select the operating conditions correctly in order to avoid placing the user, patient or anybody else at risk.

How does the new W&H Click & Pull system work? How do I remove a turbine?

Use your thumb and index finger to retract the coupling's retention sleeve. The turbine can now be removed from the coupling without any problems. Pulling forcefully on the dental turbine can cause damage. If excessive force is required to remove the turbine, verify that the retention sleeve on the coupling can be moved without any problems.

Why is a 6-hole connection required for the use of an LED turbine?

A 6-hole connection for the turbine tubing is necessary to supply the turbine with electricity via electrical contacts. Other connections do not provide a power supply.

What is the maximum length of the rotary instruments?

25 mm for the standard turbine (XX-98 modells) and 21 mm for turbines with small head (XX-97 modells). When using longer rotary instruments the user must ensure by correct selection of the operating conditions, that there is no danger to the user, patient or third parties.

I've just bought a new W&H turbine? Should I call a serviceman for my unit to install it?

Yes, it is neccesary to properly adjust the air/water pressure and if applicable the voltage for the turbine.

At the moment I have a W&H turbine without light. How can I have a light in my turbine?

If there is electricity at the turbine hose, you need a proper coupling and a turbine with light (example: RQ-24 and TA-97 LED). If no ectricity is available, the simplest way is to buy W&H Alegra LED G turbine which has a generator and LED (light-emitting diode) built in. It doesn't require any other investment in the dental unit.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

My turbine doesn't have enough power/speed?

Please check drive air pressure on your unit and maintenance of the instruments (Synea with RQ connection = 3 +/- 0,3 bar, with Multiflex® connection 2,5 - 4 bar). For all Alegra turbines the pressure needs to be set between 2,5 - 2,8 bar.

Can my W&H turbine be processed via sterilizer?

Yes, providing that your W&H turbine carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Can my W&H turbine be processed via thermal disinfector?

Yes, providing that your W&H turbine carries the relevant thermal disinfection symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle. thermal disinfection symbol

Alegra (9)
Which burs can be used with W&H turbines?

Turbines with standard head sizes (models XX-98): 19 mm - 25 mm Turbines with small head sizes (models XX-97): 16 mm - 21 mm

The cutting part diameter for both head sizes is restricted to max. 2 mm. Please observe the technical data provided by the bur manufacturer. When using longer, rotary instruments for special treatment indications, the user must always select the operating conditions correctly in order to avoid placing the user, patient or anybody else at risk.

How does the new W&H Click & Pull system work? How do I remove a turbine?

Use your thumb and index finger to retract the coupling's retention sleeve. The turbine can now be removed from the coupling without any problems. Pulling forcefully on the dental turbine can cause damage. If excessive force is required to remove the turbine, verify that the retention sleeve on the coupling can be moved without any problems.

What is the maximum length of the rotary instruments?

25 mm for the standard turbine (XX-98 modells) and 21 mm for turbines with small head (XX-97 modells). When using longer rotary instruments the user must ensure by correct selection of the operating conditions, that there is no danger to the user, patient or third parties.

I've just bought a new W&H turbine? Should I call a serviceman for my unit to install it?

Yes, it is neccesary to properly adjust the air/water pressure and if applicable the voltage for the turbine.

At the moment I have a W&H turbine without light. How can I have a light in my turbine?

If there is electricity at the turbine hose, you need a proper coupling and a turbine with light (example: RQ-24 and TA-97 LED). If no ectricity is available, the simplest way is to buy W&H Alegra LED G turbine which has a generator and LED (light-emitting diode) built in. It doesn't require any other investment in the dental unit.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

My turbine doesn't have enough power/speed?

Please check drive air pressure on your unit and maintenance of the instruments (Synea with RQ connection = 3 +/- 0,3 bar, with Multiflex® connection 2,5 - 4 bar). For all Alegra turbines the pressure needs to be set between 2,5 - 2,8 bar.

Can my W&H turbine be processed via sterilizer?

Yes, providing that your W&H turbine carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Can my W&H turbine be processed via thermal disinfector?

Yes, providing that your W&H turbine carries the relevant thermal disinfection symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle. thermal disinfection symbol

Couplings Couplings

Roto Quick (6)
Can I use all instruments which fitted the old Roto Quick coupling (924, ...) with the new RQ-24 too?

Yes. All existing and new instruments can be used with couplings from both the old and the new generations.

How does the new W&H Click & Pull system work? How do I remove a turbine?

Use your thumb and index finger to retract the coupling's retention sleeve. The turbine can now be removed from the coupling without any problems. Pulling forcefully on the dental turbine can cause damage. If excessive force is required to remove the turbine, verify that the retention sleeve on the coupling can be moved without any problems.

Why is a 6-hole connection required for the use of an LED turbine?

A 6-hole connection for the turbine tubing is necessary to supply the turbine with electricity via electrical contacts. Other connections do not provide a power supply.

Can the W&H coupling be thermodisinfected and sterilized?

No, thermodisinfection of the coupling is not permitted; sterilization in steam sterilizers can be applied at a temperature of 135°C. Hot air sterilization and/or cold sterilization (placing in liquids) are not approved. sterilization

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Are there other couplings than the Roto Quick available?

Yes. W&H also offers the "RM-34 LED" for Multiflex® connection.

Air Scaler Air Scaler

Proxeo (4)
How does the new W&H Click & Pull system work? How do I remove a turbine?

Use your thumb and index finger to retract the coupling's retention sleeve. The turbine can now be removed from the coupling without any problems. Pulling forcefully on the dental turbine can cause damage. If excessive force is required to remove the turbine, verify that the retention sleeve on the coupling can be moved without any problems.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via thermal disinfector and sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H instrument carries the relevant thermal disinfection and sterilization symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Reprocessing Devices Reprocessing Devices

Assistina (4)
Correct use of Assistina 301plus.

Please find a detailed description about first startup, regular use and maintenance in the user manual. Furthermore you can find video tutorials about Assistina 301plus.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

How often should the filter in the supply air be changed (Assistina 301 plus)?

Annually or if the filter is full of debris (visual check - filter should be white). Please see video about changing the filter).

Saw Handpieces Saw Handpieces

How to dismantle the handpiece

See detailed description in user manual or Video.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces

Endea (3)
Can my W&H handpiece be processed via thermal disinfector and sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H instrument carries the relevant thermal disinfection and sterilization symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Endea Endo Cursor (3)
Can my W&H handpiece be processed via thermal disinfector and sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H instrument carries the relevant thermal disinfection and sterilization symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Endo NiTi (3)
Can my W&H handpiece be processed via thermal disinfector and sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H instrument carries the relevant thermal disinfection and sterilization symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces

Proxeo (3)
Can my W&H handpiece be processed via thermal disinfector and sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H instrument carries the relevant thermal disinfection and sterilization symbol and the thermo disinfector should have a drying cycle.

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Can my W&H handpiece be processed via sterilizer.

Yes, providing that your W&H handpiece carries the relevant sterilization symbol. sterilization symbol

Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces Straight & Contra-angle Handpieces

Technical Handpiece 945 (1)
Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Laboratory Devices Laboratory Devices

Perfecta 300/600 (1)
Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Perfecta 900 (1)
Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Prosthodontic Screwdriver Prosthodontic Screwdriver

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Piezo Scaler Piezo Scaler

Pyon 2 (1)
Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Tigon (1)
Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Tigon+ (1)
Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Air Motor Air Motor

Should I call the service station before sending equipment for repair?

If you are not sure what the cause of the problem is, it is better to call the service station and talk to a technician. Together with the technician it can be determined what needs to be sent in and sometimes it is possible to even solve the problem right away.

Does the air motor need to be greased?

Yes, the air motor must be lubricated as described in the "Hygiene and care" section of the instructions for use. Please make sure that the controll ring is positioned either to forward or reverse direction.