Shopping around for low speed handpiece repair in today’s market is a definite must. While you want to steer clear of the obvious low ballers, many independent repair shops offer excellent repair work for a fraction of the cost typically charged by the manufacturers. The Bien Air CA handpiece pictured at left is a prime example. The head can be rebuilt with quality sealed bearings, and viton o-rings for $95. We have seen this repair cost over $300. I drive a 2006 Toyota Tundra which is an excellent automobile. A trip to the dealer set me back about $400 for something a reputable local mechanic would have charged $150. I guess the flat screen TVs over the urinals in the men’s restroom should have tipped me off. Of course, the Toyota dealership did a great job for me, but not great enough to warrant the extra $250. Experienced handpiece repair shops can access very quality parts for low speed handpiece repair, and manufacturers replacements where necessary.