Ensuring the safety of people remains a serious challenge in the dental industry. With so many cases of practices facing lawsuits due to poor infection control standards, differentiating yourself and setting a status as a trustworthy clinic won't come easy. However, if you know the cleaning and sterilization processes that meet ADA and CDC guidelines and apply them properly, then you don't have to worry.
Ultrasonic Cleaning Devices
With this technology, you clean the instrument through a process called cavitation. The sound waves, which are outside the human hearing range, form oscillating bubbles that remove debris from the instrument. Use specialized detergent formulations because household products can cause rust and corrosion. Be mindful in choosing a solution, as not all solutions may be compatible with your unit.
Some practices use intermittent or sweeping sound waves to enhance the cleaning ability of the device and decrease the possibility of hot spots. To keep the ultrasonic cleaning devices working efficiently, do not overload the rack. This also prevents hindering the ability of the device to reach all surfaces.
Hospitals and large facilities have been using this in their sterilization process for decades now. Recent developments on the device enable dental practices to use it as well. Instrument washers such as the ones provided by Sci-Can USA use high-velocity hot water and detergents in cleaning and sterilizing instruments.
Using instrument washers requires a person to place the instruments in the basket. The assigned personnel have to maneuver the instrument cassettes during the cleaning and drying cycles.
There are two types of this device for dental clinics: a counter-top model and a built-in kitchen dishwasher-like model. The models have similar functions, but the counter-top variant has a smaller capacity and doesn't require professional installation.
Keeping all your dental instruments, tools, and equipment clean is essential to ensure the health and safety your patients. Here at Discount Disposables, we offer a wide range of sterilization products at excellent prices, giving dental and healthcare professionals the best options for their practice.
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