Keeping your practice and patients safe

August 7, 2019

Rounding up the top infection control products on the market.

Infection control is one of the most important aspects of any dental practice. OSHA violations can have a detrimental effect on your reputation in the community as well as your bottom line. Fortunately, there are myriad products on the market today to help keep your practice, your staff and your patients healthy and safe.

Today’s products are changing the game when it comes to infection control. Surface disinfectant wipes are engineered to kill viruses and bacteria in as little as one minute. Ultrasonic cleaners feature user-friendly touchscreens and data files that can be downloaded and stored for documentation. Personal protective equipment, such as face masks and lab jackets, are being made with lightweight, breathable material for maximum comfort.

Read more: Lighting a path to infection control best practices

Is it time for you to reevaluate your infection control efforts? Take a look at the products and resources we’ve compiled on the next several pages to ensure your practice is in compliance with today’s standards.

Click through the slides to see the products.

 

Clorox Healthcare® VersaSure™ Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes

• Innovative, alcohol-free quat solution versatile enough to use on common dental surfaces with the assurance of broad-spectrum disinfection
• EPA-registered to kill 44 pathogens, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, in reportedly two minutes or less
• Low-odor, low-residue formula features patented technology that enhances quat activity on surfaces to deliver broader efficacy and faster kill times without co-actives

Clorox Healthcare
800-234-7700  |  cloroxpro.com

BioSonic UC150

• The UC150 is a quiet, compact, 1.5-gallon ultrasonic cleaner that can be placed on a countertop or recessed
• Equipped with a multilingual, user-friendly touchscreen
• It offers customizable settings, a degas function, optional heating, quick and easy draining, and an exclusive USB interface for easy downloading of cleaning data

COLTENE
330-916-8800  |  coltene.com

 

RapidHeat™ Pro11 Sterilizer

• Quick and easy, low-cost instrument sterilization using state-of-the-art “Hi-Velocity Hot Air” technology
• It’s engineered to use 85 percent less energy than steam sterilizers
• With “start-to-finish” 20-minute wrapped instrument cycles and four large trays, the Pro11 Sterilizer has a greater effective capacity

CPAC
800-828-6011 |  cpac.com

ConFirm™ Mail-in Sterilizer Indicators Monitoring Service

• Third-party documentation of testing and test results provides a tangible online record when proof of testing and subsequent results must be provided
• Results in 24 hours for steam, 72 hours for chemical vapor, and seven days for dry heat and EtO from start of incubation period at processing laboratory
• Choice of immediate test failure notification by fax or email with a courtesy call the next day from a clinical adviser

CROSSTEX
888-276-7783  |  crosstex.com

 

AdvantaClear® Surface Disinfectant

• Designed to clean and disinfect dental surfaces while working extremely fast and effectively killing a broad spectrum of disease-causing microorganisms
• Compatible with a wide range of surfaces, including acrylic, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, chrome, plastics and more
• Helps to eliminate odor-causing bacteria with no harsh fragrance

Hu-Friedy
800-483-7433   |  hu-friedy.com

CaviWipes™ and CaviCide™ surface disinfectants

• Clean, disinfect and decontaminate hard, nonporous surfaces with speed and confidence
• With reportedly one of the fastest kill times in the industry at three minutes, CaviWipes and CaviCide get the job done from the start to give every office a clinical clean
• As a cleaner and disinfectant in one convenient, ready-to-use product, with no dilution or mixing required, CaviWipes and CaviCide save dental professionals time and inventory

KaVo Kerr
877-685-1484  |  kerrdental.com

 

B Futura 28L

• An “intelligent” sterilizer with advanced data management features and an easy-to-use interface that allows full traceability of every sterilization cycle
• The 28-liter model features a full-color touchscreen LCD display with clear, easy-to-understand icons
• Steam generator and high-performance double-head vacuum pump are designed to ensure extremely fast cycle execution

Cefla Medical Equipment | Mocom
704-598-0020  |  cefladental.com

DisCide® Ultra

• In just 60 seconds, DisCide Ultra reportedly is effective against TB, viruses (HBV, HCV, RSV, HIV-1), bacteria (MRSA, VRE, E. coli) and fungi (C. albicans)
• Specifically formulated to resist evaporation, the intermediate-level surface disinfectant is noncorrosive and nonstaining, and it leaves no residue
• Available in identical formulations in both spray and towelette formats

Palmero Healthcare
800-344-6424  |  palmerohealth.com

 

Patterson® Premium Lab Jackets

• Made of a lightweight, breathable, latex-free material for maximum comfort
• Non-sterile lab jackets are designed to protect health professionals and patients from cross-contamination, airborne splatter and debris
• Single-use and disposable, they’re made of high-quality, soft, SMS fluid-resistant material

Patterson Dental
877-816-2871  |  pattersondental.com

T007B-F FlipTop Cassette

• A fixed rack cassette that holds up to seven instruments
• Made using USA medical-grade stainless steel, it’s designed to allow for proper sterilization while still protecting against accidental instrument pokes
• A convenient single latch featuring a latch guard provides easier opening and closing of the cassette while preventing instrument tips from becoming stuck in the latch

Paradise Dental Technologies
800-240-9895  |  pdtdental.com

 

OPTIM 1

• With a one-minute broad-spectrum contact time, OPTIM 1 is reportedly one of the fastest and most effective cleaner and intermediate-level disinfectants
• It provides the confidence that clinicians are compliant and mindful of patients, staff, equipment and the environment without compromise
• It’s listed as a category IV, the EPA’s lowest toxicity category

SciCan
800-572-1211  |  scican.com/us

Elara 11 and EZPlus

• Elara 11 pre/post vacuum sterilizer and EZPlus gravity series fully automatic sterilizers have closed-door drying systems
• The units meet the most current sterilization standards ANSI/AAMI ST55
• Tuttnauer is committed to better dentistry, helping dentists meet today’s challenging workloads and regulatory requirements by offering products that deliver optimal results without sacrificing convenience

Tuttnauer USA
800-624-5836  |  tuttnauerusa.com

 

Zirc instrument cassettes

• Regulate infection control through instrument cassettes, trays and Safe-Lok® Covers
• Contaminated instruments are organized and secured within a cassette, which stays enclosed on a tray with a locking cover to create a safe handling practice
• Contaminated instruments will remain covered until you’re ready for reprocessing

Zirc Dental Products
800-328-3899  |  zirc.com

Sympro Denture cleaning unit

• A compact, high-performance cleaning unit that’s designed to automatically clean dentures, orthodontic appliances and splints quietly and in a time-saving, efficient manner
• Reportedly provides up to 80 percent time savings compared to conventional methods, ensuring a fast and efficient prophylaxis service with minimal effort
• Optimal and fast cleaning performance is due to an inclined bowl set at a 35-degree angle as well as a rotary magnetic field that sets the cleaning needles

Renfert USA
800-336-7422  |  renfert.com/usa-en

 

Monarch Surface Disinfectant Wipes

• Monarch wipes are said to work fast and offer a broad-spectrum efficacy, ethanol-based, bleach-free formula that kills TB, viruses, bacteria and fungi in just one minute without hurting equipment
• The wipes have a low toxicity rating and are fragrance-free and compatible with most surfaces in the dental office
• A cleaning and disinfecting product all in one step, saving clinicians time and money

Air Techniques
516-433-7676  |  airtechniques.com

Z3 Plus Wipes

• Ready-to-use cleaner and broad-spectrum dental office disinfectant said to be effective against TB in two minutes and sanitizing hard, nonporous surfaces in 10 seconds
• With broad pathogen kill claims, they’re virucidal, bactericidal, fungicidal and tuberculocidal
• Made from a woven, surgical-grade, nonlinting material, the wipes are designed to retain solution for more effective cleaning and disinfection

Benco
800-462-3626  |  benco.com

MAXI-GARD™ masks

• Featuring an innovative, contoured design that’s said to enhance airflow space and provide complete coverage and fit with extra breathing room that allows for a more comfortable, extended wear
• Fluid-resistant and fiberglass-free
• Also features an adjustable, full-width nosepiece

Henry Schein
800-DSCHEIN  |  henryschein.com

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