Cavex ImpreSafe Crosstex Int'l Team Vista The Dental Advisor's Top Choices
The Dental Advisor's Top Choices
Infection control products are continually changing the way dentistry is performed. With increased attention on the spread of infectious disease in health care settings, dental teams need to be cognizant of the latest innovations that make the tedious job of infection control in a clinical setting more manageable.
The following products have been evaluated by THE DENTAL ADVISOR and were highly rated. Comments from their Consultants are included:
Ultra Sensitive Mask, Crosstex Int'l crosstex.com
With an ear-loop design well suited for users with sensitive skin, the masks are free of chemicals, inks, dyes and fragrances. They feature a fluid-resistant outer layer with a white hypoallergenic inner cellulose layer.
Cavex ImpreSafe, Cavex Holland BV
This highly concentrated disinfectant for alginate, polyether and silicone impressions is aldehyde-free and has a neutral odor.
Team Vista, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co.
A complete waterline cleaning system, it is indicated to provide continuous cleaning of dental waterlines associated with delivery units using independent water bottles.
Dr. John Molinari is the Director of Infection Control at THE DENTAL ADVISOR. Submit your questions to him online at: dentaladvisor.com.
Advice from OSAP
No matter what the product, some questions can be applied to assess its suitability for the job, acceptability to staff and cost-effectiveness. In making product selection decisions about infection control products, consider the product’s:
Final purchasing considerations should take into account user satisfaction and cost. Because even features such as odor, method of delivery or dispensing, and packaging or color can influence compliance, practices should not discount the value of some of these more subjective considerations.
Objective organizations such as the non-profit Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) can help practitioners understand how to read labels, interpret regulations and guidelines and make informed decisions about the products they select. For more information on OSAP, visit OSAP.org.