- Give all surfaces a rinse with mild soap & water before switching to OPTIM.
QUATs (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds) or phenol based disinfectants are common active ingredients in the dental operatory today and are known to leave residual active chemistry on surfaces. AHP (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide) is an oxidizer and will remove chemical residues left by other surface disinfectants. There may be odor or film development if surfaces are not rinsed (damp wiped) properly with soap & water. This odor or film should however dissipate on average within 7 to 10 days of continual use as AHP will remove the residual active ingredient.
- Surfaces need to be periodically rinsed with water!
Dissents or complaints happen when users are not informed on the correct protocol when using the product. It is good practice to periodically (at least once a week) rinse or wipe surfaces with a damp cloth to remove surfactants (detergents) or residual active ingredients that can build up over time with the use of ANY disinfectant cleaner.
- No mixing of chemistries!
Mixing of chemistries in operatory i.e. using quats-alcohol/phenol disinfectant and OPTIM 33 TB in the same operatory or refilling OPTIM into chemical container used previously for other chemicals is not recommended. It is best practice to never mix chemistries (any kind) no matter what industry you are in.
- On which surfaces can OPTIM 33 TB be used?
Non-porous hand contact environmental surfaces including Naugahyde (vinyl coated upholstery fabric).
NOTE: Soft surfaces such as chairs and cables should be periodically rinsed with water or wiped with a damp cloth to prevent the build-up of disinfectant or surfactants. As best practice, for any kind of disinfectant or cleaners used, chairs should be wiped with a damp cloth at the end of the day or at least once a week.
– Surfaces that are composed of brass or copper, or other ferrous metals may show signs of discoloration or pitting with prolonged exposure.
– Anodized aluminum (often used on hand-pieces) and carbon tipped instruments should be avoided (i.e. burrs). Material impact can be reduced with rinsing or damp wiping.
We advise against wrapping gauze pad or ‘sleeves’ soaked in disinfectant on hand-pieces.