Medical instruments must be impeccably cleaned and sanitized… this is not a secret. Even minor contamination of instruments could lead to significant health problems for the patient and obvious legal issues for the dentist. Some smaller offices are still cleaning these instruments by hand, which not only takes considerable time but can also possibly leave the instruments not wholly cleaned, regardless of how meticulous staff believes they are cleaning the tools.
This makes the dental industry ideal for using ultrasonic cleaners.
Don’t Take Chances
What we would consider a standard dishwasher will never adequately clean these types of equipment and tools. Cleaning instruments used in dental offices by hand may seem like a good idea, but the nature of this equipment would make it virtually impossible to get into every nook and crevice to ensure these pieces are properly cleaned and sanitized. In this health care industry, this is simply a risk that is not worth taking.
There is also the time factor, as it will take hours for staff to clean equipment used throughout the day when they could be servicing more customers. When you consider all elements, purchasing an ultrasonic cleaning machine will enable you to recover costs rather quickly.
There are basically three elements to ultrasonic cleaning that make it very effective:
- Ultrasonic waves
- Cleaning agents
Reaching the proper temperature while handwashing is virtually impossible. Even if the water is at the right temperature to start, it will likely cool during the cleaning process, putting the equipment and your patients at risk. Ultrasonic tanks heat the water and continue to heat the water to the proper temperature throughout the cleaning process, ensuring germs are killed and protein coagulation is prevented.
The genuinely unique factor of industrial ultrasonic cleaning machines is the use of ultrasonic waves. These waves create bubbles that form and implode on the equipment being cleaned. This is simply impossible to replicate with handwashing or even a standard dishwasher. These imploding bubbles enable the cleaning agents to get into every crack and crevice of the tools and/or equipment to ensure they are immaculate when the cleaning cycle is over.
Choosing the proper cleaning agent is essential in numerous avenues. First and foremost, you need the proper cleaning agent for your specific industry. For example, dental offices will use a completely different cleaning agent than a garage or bicycle repair shop.
We would like to make another point: our cleaning agents are all water-based, which means no harmful chemicals are used during the cleaning process. This not only benefits the environment and makes disposal much easier, but it will also help prolong the life of your dental tools and equipment.
Considering an Ultrasonic Cleaner for Your Dental Practice?
We realize this is a big decision, which is why we have our team of experts ready to answer all your questions. A team member will help you choose a “standard” machine or help you design a custom build if that is what is needed to suit your needs. Our team members will also ensure that you get the perfect cleaning agent. For more information about our ultrasonic cleaners, click here. Or, if you would like to have a consultation with a member of our team, give us a call at 888-898-5560.