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:
Essential to ensure that your autoclaves are functioning and your instruments are being properly sterilized.
Proactively ensure that all your instruments are being properly sterilized with Class 4 Sterilization Pouches.
HealthFirst is offering the first alcohol-free, quat based disinfectant wipe with a 3 minute kill time of over 44 microorganisms, including bactericidal, tuberculocidal and virucidal.
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.
A selection of surface and equipment protective barriers to reduce the risk of cross contamination within the dental operatory.
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.
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
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.