Todd Astridge


Todd Astridge

Dental surgery equipment servicing and maintenance

This session will outline the recommended and/or required servicing regime for dental surgery equipment covering topics such as:

  • Annual servicing requirements for autoclaves
  • Maintaining your handpieces and using a handpiece oiling machine
  • Servicing your dental chair, your number one asset in practice
  • Servicing your compressor and suction. The invisible powerhouse in your surgery
  • Servicing your x-ray machines and getting ready for the ORS Audit

Tips and tricks to extend the life of your surgery equipment


Todd Astridge, Technical Director and long-standing shareholder of R.A. Jenks Limited. Todd has over 30 years’ experience within the equipment servicing industry, with focus on dental and medical equipment and more recently end to end solutions. He is recognized within New Zealand as being one of the leading industry experts.

Todd is a fully qualified Electrician and holds a current Practicing license as well as a Radiation license for the repair of Dental and Veterinary X-ray units. Trained and certified on most manufacturers of Dental and Medical equipment, he has a wealth of knowledge on older equipment through to the very latest solutions available today. Todd regularly attends continuous manufacturer sponsored training programs (overseas) ensuring that R.A. Jenks Limited is kept up to date and fully conversant with upgrades as they are released.

As the Technical Director, Todd regularly conducts continuous training programs for R.A. Jenks technical team making sure that the service delivered to all customers is at the highest standard possible.