In part two of its series “Implementing Routine Quality Assurance of Infection Prevention Policies and Procedures,” OSAP continues its close look at instrument reprocessing. Specifically, part two in this series outlines one approach to performing routine quality assurance related to packaging instruments during reprocessing.
As dentists and hygienists question the use of ultrasonic instruments during the COVID-19 pandemic, they may also be looking for ways to eliminate or at least control aerosols and splatter. Young Innovations recently introduced the Splatter Guard® prophy angle, which nearly eliminates airborne particles during prophylaxis polishing. Whitney Howerton, MDH, RDH, gives Splatter Guard a test run.
Cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments for re-use can be tedious and dull, but the task is a crucial component to ensuring the safety of staff and patients. Further, ensuring that instruments are free of potentially infectious material and debris is critical to the quality care that dental health professionals pledge to provide. Gain a better understanding of this importance and see how to set up an easy-to-maintain compliance program in this guest post from Hu-Friedy.
KaVo is known for producing premium dental equipment worldwide, but you don’t have to take our word for it – you can put a variety of our products to the test with the TryKaVo program! How it works Choose a KaVo handpiece you’d like to […]
Recent blog posts have covered the history of sterilization, how to design a sterilization space and how to choose the right sterilization equipment. Once you have the right sterilization equipment, proper use is extremely important. The high-speed handpiece is one of the most essential pieces […]
I am happy to announce that Patterson now offers NSK handpieces! Founded in 1930, NSK is the second-leading manufacturer of precision instruments worldwide. NSK manufactures 85% of its handpiece components in-house to ensure consistent quality. NSK’s product line includes: High-speed (electric) handpieces and micromotors High-speed […]