When it comes to the Dental industry, there is a huge scope of contamination from infected patients. Dental impressions are considered to be the major source of contamination. Saliva, tooth cells, blood, and other dental remains of patients have to be either disinfected or disposed of by proper means. This intensive care and importance are intended to avoid the risk of these contaminated surfaces exposed to Dentists, Dentists’ assistants, and Nurses. When mishandled, cross-contamination occurs, leading to infections getting transmitted to the whole team of the dental staff.
Over the years, the dental clinics have adopted many disinfection procedures to safeguard themselves and cleanse the dental equipment/tools like Oral Mouth Mirrors, Tweezers, Tooth Scrapers, Sharped Tips Fill Tool, Periodontal Files, Hook Probes, Curved Probes, and Tongue Cleaners. Some of them include autoclaving, chemical disinfectants like glutaraldehyde/formaldehyde, and so forth. While each of these techniques has its advantages, there are also reasonable disadvantages that limit the use of these age-old procedures. User-friendliness, process duration, and direct contact of the substances are some factors that are connected to these disinfection procedures.
The only technique that is unanimously applied in the medical field for sterilization/disinfection with no or negligent levels of disadvantages is UV light irradiation. UV light has been proven as a disinfection method in hospitals and clinics to inactivate infectious contaminations. Hospital rooms, medical equipment, instruments, devices, toilets, and almost all the surfaces in the premises are UV treated.
As the UV disinfection is effective against bacteria, viruses, spores, and other germs, it has vast applications in the dental industry. As dental instruments and tools are at miniature sizes, UV chambers are a great choice to disinfect the complete set of dental impressioned objects at one go.
Empirical Pieces of Evidence
Researchers underwent a study on “Assessment of Efficacy of Ultraviolet Chamber in Disinfecting Dental Instruments.” The study concludes that UV Disinfection chambers are efficient enough to be used in dental offices to sterilize the dental equipment. Also, it is recommended in the study that these chambers can also be used during any dental outreach programs.
Another in-vitro research study entitled “Use of Clinical UV Chamber to Disinfect Dental Impressions: A Comparative Study” published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research examined the use of UV chambers and the time interval required to disinfect a set of dental equipment. The study results clarified that disinfection occurred at varying intervals of time for varying impression materials.
Advantages of UV Chamber for Dental
- Bulk disinfection
- Tailored chamber dimensions
- Floor or chair mounting choices
- Low power consumption
- Flexible arms
- Horizontal or vertical grids
- Increased number of trays if required
Treating a dental patient requires at least 5 to 10 tools. What if 20 to 30 patients on an average visit your dental clinic? Imagine the number of varied infections. Better equip your clinic with the industry’s best devices like the PXL UV chamber that is of clinical-grade and 99.9% germ disinfection quality.