Our rigid sterilization protocol for dental
We use both sizes of the
STATIM cassette autoclave™ which are state of the art sterilization technology
for dental offices. It has a unique steam under pressure system that
expels 98% of the air in the sterilization process. The absence of air
helps achieve as close to hospital level sterilization as possible in an office.
We sterilize all our handpiece
instruments that can not be damaged by steam in these Statims.
All instruments and hand pieces are prepackaged prior to sterilization and
ONLY opened at chair side.
The statim works in only six minutes where
autoclave took forty minutes for a cycle.
Our Statims are
biologically tested every week by an independent laboratory to ensure patient
Hygiene: The Efficacy of an Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer vs. an
Antimicrobial Soap and Water
Because dental literature regarding the efficacy
of alcohol-based gel, this study compared the effectiveness of
an alcohol-based hand sanitizer versus an antiseptic hand soap
for bacterial removal.
The alcohol-based gel was more effective in reducing
bacterial counts than the antimicrobial soap after one
application. It required four handwashings with the
antimicrobial soap to be equally effective.
Ann Lee ; Corrie Long ; Rebecca Phillips Source: Journal of
Dental Hygiene Volume: 78 Number:
4 Page: 17 Publisher: American Dental Hygienists' Association
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