About Infection Control in the Dental Office
Infection control in the dental office is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of infection among your patients, your doctors and your office staff.

Why is Infection Control Important?
In a dental office, patients are cared for by many doctors and practitioners in very close quarters. Frequent contact is made between people who have an infection or can spread one, and people who can become easily infected. Also, some types of procedures can increase a patient’s risk of infection. Preventing infections is important to help patients and your staff to stay as healthy as possible.
Here at HealthFirst, we have searched for the best Infection Control products to proudly offer our dental office clients and we truly believe that we have found them. Please browse our product offerings in the following categories:

Spore Testing
Essential to ensure that your autoclaves are functioning and your instruments are being properly sterilized.

Sterilization Pouches
Proactively ensure that all your instruments are being properly sterilized with Class 4 Sterilization Pouches.

Surface Disinfectants
HealthFirst is offering the first alcohol-free, quat based disinfectant wipe with a 3 minute kill time of over 44 microorganisms, including bacteri´╗┐cidal, tuberculocidal and virucidal.

Personal Protection
HealthFirst offers the line of SecureFit masks from Crosstex which offers a patent pending design that creates a tight custom fit to enhance facial protection. 

Environmental Barriers
A selection of surface and equipment protective barriers to reduce the risk of cross contamination within the dental operatory.

 Additional Information:
The CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings document was developed for dental health care personnel and contains scientific evidence regarding dental infection control issues and recommendations.

Experts Say

Dr. Don HealthFirst
Donald Cohen DMD
"One of the most publicized areas of dental office compliance is Infection Control. We have seen countless amounts of news articles lately that highlight what happens when Infection Control is not taken seriously in medical and dental practices.

In specific, infection control processes with proper sterilization protocols, autoclave management and testing procedures could have saved the lives of many individuals

News Flash

Unsterile Facility Conditions root of Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Spore Testing:
The CDC requires that all autoclaves are tested on a weekly basis in order to avoid situations like these, which is done via spore testing. Spore Testing is essential to ensure that the autoclaves are functioning properly by confirming that the test spores are being killed during an autoclave cycle. 

HealthFirst offers 2 different types of spore testing products to meet the needs of their dental office clients: Mail-In Biological Monitoring (BIOlogical 12 & BIOLogical52) and In-Office Biological Monitoring (BIOlogical10). 

It is one thing to purchase a suitable spore testing system for your office, but if it’s not being used on a regular basis to meet CDC requirements, then it is all for nothing.  Lack of spore testing on a weekly scheduled basis is possibly due to a team member who is tasked to perform these tests either forgets to perform the tests or a change in the personnel allows for the testing schedule to be dropped.  

Never Forget To Test Again, Guaranteed!
By simply using the BIOlogical line of spore test products from HealthFirst, you get free access to the OnTraQ Online Compliance Management software. Not only will OnTraQ track all of your spore test results, but it will give you access to a task reminder system which will help your office track your important weekly testing of your autoclaves.

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