Protect Your Investment!
Lambert Dental manufactures instruments in both carbon and stainless
steel. Carbon steel is most desirable for scaling. A heat treat
process is used to harden instruments and carbon is an important
element in the steel. Carbon steel instruments hold an edge longer
than stainless steel. However, extra care must be taken
to prevent corrosion!!
Dry-heat and chemiclave sterilization seem to be the best choices
for preventing deterioration or corrosion problems. If you use a
steam auto-clave, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions
(especially concerning rust inhibitors and venting). Rusting and
corrosion are not an instrument defect.
COLORED ANODIZED ALUMINUM- Dry-heat sterilization is best
to prevent color fading. Many customers have told us they also get
great results with chemiclave sterilization. Be sure to check with
solution manufacturers to make sure the solution you use won't fade
the color or attack the aluminum. Do not use soap, detergent
or bleach-They contain caustic ingredients. Note: Health Sonics
Corp. ultrasonic solution will not fade color or attack aluminum.
CONE SOCKET SCREW IN TIPS- Petroleum jelly or silicon should
be applied to threads before tightening with an open end wrench
(5/32" for carbon or 1/8" for stainless steel) or pliers. Cone socket
tips are very popular due to cost reduction and versatility. When
a tip wears out, simply replace the tip instead of the entire instrument.