Don’t Forget About Your Waterlines ecervello@hu-f… Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:38

Are You Taking the Right Steps?

As dental practices are starting to reopen, it’s critical that all aspects of a practice’s infection prevention protocol are up to date. While practices have been proactively communicating to patients about new processes around PPE usage, patient in-out procedures, and the like, some areas may remain overlooked. This is particularly true of waterline maintenance – a critical but sometimes neglected element of infection prevention.

There Really Are No Secret Weapons, But This Comes Pretty Close ecervello@hu-f… Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:33

Every Day Infection Prevention, But Not an Everyday Solution

By Dr. John A. Molinari, PhD

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Be Ready to Reopen, Part Two

Let us Help You Get Patients Back in Your Chair

There is a famous quote by David Brooks that states, "Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so." There is no doubt that this idea is extraordinarily relevant for dentistry. But listen, nobody is saying it’s going to be easy. The amount of professional and personal anxiety has never been higher. As humans, we simply have to acknowledge that.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time While Not Seeing Patients ecervello@hu-f… Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:12

So, Your Practice Is Temporarily Closed? Now Is the Time to Set Yourself up for Success

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing unprecedented disruption to everyday life around the globe, there is a lot of uncertainty around what happens next and what to do to stay proactive and prepared.

Best Practices for Hand Hygiene and Face Mask Use ecervello@hu-f… Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:50

Here’s What You Need to Know to Stay Protected

As of this writing, the novel respiratory illness coronavirus disease 2019 (referred to popularly as simply “coronavirus” and abbreviated as COVID-19) has spread to over 150 countries around the globe.

Prevent Infections with these Helpful Tips ecervello@hu-f… Thu, 03/05/2020 - 13:04

Revisit our most popular infection prevention blogs, webinars, and eBooks for advice, resources, and reminders to help ensure a safe environment for your patients and staff

If you've been watching the news you know that infection prevention is top of mind. Moreover, it’s still flu season, and the CDC estimates that there have been between 32 and 45 million cases of the flu from October through the third week in February.

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This is Why Adopting an Instrument Management System Will Improve Your Practice

Four Case Studies Explore the Benefits of Making the Switch

Running a dental office takes a lot of work, and whether it’s a private practice or part of a dental service organization (DSO), finding ways to save time, maximize efficiency, and see more patients is a universal objective. Although all practices are different and face unique challenges, one common issue is optimal instrument management. 

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Follow These Critical Guidelines for Proper Sterilization

Ensure Infection Prevention and Avoid Innocent Mistakes with a Refresher on the Sterilization Process

The sterilizer is a key component of any dental practice’s infection prevention procedures. After cleaning instruments to remove any residues or heavy contamination using other tools, such as automatic cleaners, it’s the sterilizer that does the heavy lifting of neutralizing infectious microorganisms and readying instruments for recirculation.

Has Your Dental Unit Waterline Become a Bacterial Metropolis? ecervello@hu-f… Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:21

Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Dental Waterlines Clean

For decades, dental professionals have known microorganisms were colonizing the waterlines of their dental units. Ample evidence shows the narrow tubing, low flow rates, and frequent stagnation periods found in water delivery systems create the ideal metropolis for biofilms. These slimy mats of bacteria cling to the walls of the plastic tubes, sloughing off countless individual organisms into the water as it passes by.