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Disinfectants & Accessories

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Metrex/TotalCare
CaviWipes Disinfecting Towelettes
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SciCan
OPTIM 1 Disinfectant Wipes
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CaviWipes1 Disinfectant Wipes
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CaviWipes 2.0 Disinfecting Wipes
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CaviWipes XL Disinfecting Towelettes
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PDI Professional
Sani-Cloth AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes
160/package

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Henry Schein Inc.
MaxiWipe Germicidal Cloth
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SciCan
OPTIM 1 Disinfectant Wipes
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CaviWipes1 Disinfectant Wipes Extra Large
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CaviWipes HP
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Metrex/TotalCare
CaviCide Surface Disinfectant
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Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth
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Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth
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ProCide-D Plus Sterilant
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Dentsply Sirona
Diversey Oxivir 1 Surface Wipes
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Henry Schein Inc.
Activated MaxiCide Disinfecting Solution
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Palmero Health Care
DisCide Ultra Disinfectant Towelettes
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CaviCide Disinfectant Cleaner
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Certol International
ProSpray Wipes
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CaviCide Surface Disinfectant
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Birex Quat Disinfection Wipes
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What disinfectants are used in dentistry?

Dental professionals commonly use a variety of disinfectants to maintain a clean and safe environment in the dental office. Among the most commonly used disinfectants are sodium hypochlorite (bleach), hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, and quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs). These disinfectants are highly effective against a wide range of microorganisms. Choosing the appropriate disinfectant is crucial for different surfaces and equipment, and it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use to ensure proper disinfection and safety. By utilizing disinfectant products, dental professionals can ensure a sterile environment and protect both their patients and staff from potential infections.

What common types of disinfectant products are used by dental professionals?

In dental offices, disinfection is a critical step to prevent the spread of infection and maintain a safe environment for patients and staff. Disinfectant wipes and disinfectant solutions are two common types of disinfectant products used in dental offices.

Disinfectant wipes are pre-moistened cloths that are designed to be used once and then discarded, while disinfectant solutions are liquid formulations that are applied to surfaces or equipment using a cloth or spray bottle.

The main advantage of disinfectant wipes is convenience. They are pre-moistened, which means they are ready to use right out of the container, and they do not require any additional mixing or dilution. Disinfectant wipes are also portable and easy to store, which makes them ideal for use in small spaces or on the go.

Disinfectant solutions, on the other hand, are more versatile. They can be used to disinfect a wider range of surfaces and equipment, and they can be applied using a variety of methods, including sprays, wipes, and immersion.

What level of disinfectant should be used in the dental office?

In the dental setting, there are three levels of disinfectants that are used, depending on the potential risk of contamination and the type of surface being treated:

It is important to use the appropriate level of disinfectant for each surface or item being treated, as well as to carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and the recommended contact time. It is also important to ensure that the disinfectant is compatible with the materials of the surface or item being treated and to properly rinse or neutralize the disinfectant after use.

  • Low-level disinfection: This level of disinfection is used for surfaces that have minimal contact with patients, such as countertops and floors. Low-level disinfectants are effective against most bacteria, some viruses, and fungi, but may not be effective against some types of viruses, such as hepatitis B and C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Low-level disinfectants usually contain quaternary ammonium compounds or phenolics as active ingredients. The contact or kill time for low-level disinfectants varies, but it typically ranges from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
  • Intermediate-level disinfection: This level of disinfection is used for surfaces that are contaminated with blood or other body fluids, or are likely to be contaminated with these fluids. Intermediate-level disinfectants are effective against a wide range of microorganisms, including most bacteria, viruses, and fungi, but may not be effective against some types of bacterial spores. Intermediate-level disinfectants usually contain chlorine compounds or iodophors as active ingredients. The contact or kill time for intermediate-level disinfectants varies, but it typically ranges from 1 minute to 10 minutes.
  • High-level disinfection: This level of disinfection is used for semi-critical items that come into contact with mucous membranes or non-intact skin, such as dental handpieces and other intraoral instruments. High-level disinfection is effective against all microorganisms, including bacterial spores, but does not necessarily kill all of them. High-level disinfectants usually contain glutaraldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, or peracetic acid as active ingredients. The contact or kill time for high-level disinfectants varies, but it typically ranges from 10 minutes to several hours.

It is important to use the appropriate level of disinfectant for each surface or item being treated, as well as to carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and the recommended contact time. It is also important to ensure that the disinfectant is compatible with the materials of the surface or item being treated and to properly rinse or neutralize the disinfectant after use.