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Pls Help : Compressor connectivity to Handpiece

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by sun3730, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. sun3730

    sun3730 Junior Member

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    :confused: Hi there
    I have to practice at home for practicals.
    I am thinking of buying a compressor from Home Depot as suggested by few.
    I wonder how easy/difficult it is to connect to the handpiece. Where should I get the connectors and couplers and what specifics should I be careful about?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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  3. kichamani

    kichamani Junior Member
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    I'm also planning to apply for Dental schools in California, they all require practicals. Is it a good idea to buy compressor and where to buy them.

    Your help will be really appriciated,
     
  4. pokwadent

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    YOU NEED A DELIVERY UNIT TO CONNECT HANDPIECE TO COMPRESSOR WHICH YOU CAN BUY ON EBAY. THAT UNIT CONTAINS FOOT CONTROL ALSO.GOOD LUCK .
     
  5. sun3730

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    Thanks a lot
    Sun3730
     
  6. gag

    gag Senior Member
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    hi
    u may buy it fro u'r local dental suppliers like pattersons,sinclair they might have some used ones.u need a coupler for the handpiece a foot control and a connector to compressor and hoses.but if u can it fixed by some technician.
    good luck
    gag
     
  7. sun3730

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    Thanks a lot gag.
    Your previusposts were also very helpful.
    I just have one query---Is rubber dam application a part of PLA foe UWO.
    Thanks once again.
     
  8. gag

    gag Senior Member
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    hey sun
    i never took wo's exam but few of my classmates went there. i can ask them.but i'm sure ubc requires that to be done and the time they give for the rubber dam is 10 minutes.
    good luck
    gag
     
  9. Sangmitr

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    hi , any body interested in buying the compressor . I have a utech silent compressor with foot control with a attachment for 4- hole handpiece.
    PM me whoever is interested.
    Thanks,


     
  10. elto

    elto Senior Member
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    Hi: This is an old post but I am in the same situation right now, so I am looking for some help from those of you who have been practicing for dexterity test....
    My husband has a compressor (I don't know if it is oil free or not), how do I connect a handpiece and foot control to it? What kind of attachments do I need? Do I really need a delivery unit? I looked on the internet and they are quite expensive...
    I would appreciate any input on this matter....
     
  11. drpdm

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    Where are you located? I have a control box with 2 hand piece attachments for high speed and slow speed, an air/water syringe and a foo control. Its not very fancy but it works great. I too have used it with a home depot compressor.
    let me know if you are interested in buying it.
     
  12. neelima battina

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    I am interested in buying please let me know if u still have
     

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