The Dentist’s Choice is Repairing More Dental Handpieces as Demand Rises

Company President Steve Everhart Leads the Quicker, Cost-Effective Alternative for Repairs

IRVINE, Calif. (July 14, 2017)The Dentist’s Choice, a nationwide network of local handpiece repair experts, is meeting the growing demand for restored handheld tools every dentist uses, including drills, scalers and more. The increasing number of dentists coupled with the federal government’s requirement to sterilize handpieces after each use, which causes them to quickly deteriorate, means more of these handheld tools need to be fixed.

The Dentist’s Choice was founded in 1993, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mandated handpieces be sterilized between each patient to prevent potentially exposing them to infectious or harmful contaminants. The sterilization process — which involves intense heat, steam and pressure — shortens the lifespan of handpiece elements. Handpieces are typically costly and need to be either replaced or repaired when parts wear out. With most dental offices using 10 to 20 handpieces, entrepreneur Steve Everhart recognized the potential for The Dentist’s Choice to lead in the developing niche market of handpiece repair. He purchased the business in 1995 and began selling franchises in 1998.

Without a local repair facility in most areas, dentists are faced with either sending handpieces back to the manufacturer or to suppliers for repair, which results in a slow turnaround time and is very expensive. Dentists are turning to The Dentist’s Choice as a more affordable and quicker alternative.

“We’re not just repairing handpieces, we’re maintaining them so they last longer,” Everhart said. “The Dentist’s Choice gets handpieces back to dentists within a few days, because we’re local and we save dentists at least 50 percent on their repair bills.”

Everhart began his career as a certified public accountant who longed to pursue his entrepreneurial interest of buying and building businesses. In the early ‘80s he decided to follow his dream and went on to found and grow seven businesses since then. Everhart has both started and acquired businesses in banking, securities, real estate development and senior care, as well as dental handpiece repair. As founder of The Senior’s Choice, he has helped individuals start and operate more than 600 senior care agencies across North America and other parts of the world. Everhart enjoys working one on one with franchisees and serves The Dentist’s Choice as a mentor and president.

“I have always spoken with and gotten to know every franchise owner over the years,” he said. “It’s important to me because we’re a family culture. Everyone can call me whenever they want. I want to see them build really good businesses and doing something they enjoy. That’s what I find fulfilling.”


Founded in 1993, The Dentist’s Choice is a nationwide network of local dental handpiece repair experts, providing quick and cost effective repair services on the handheld tools used by every dentist. Local franchise owners either pick up handpieces from dentists’ offices in their markets or have them mailed in, repair them in their lab and typically return them within a week. Focusing solely on handpieces, The Dentist’s Choice repairs all makes and brands of high speed, slow speed and electric handpieces, sonic scaler and attachment overhauls, and fiber optic replacement services. For more information, visit For franchise information, call 800-757-1333 or visit