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Why clean my dental instruments when I can just sterilise them?

The instrument cleaning process is essential to maintaining infection control and preventing the spread of disease within dental surgeries. Human blood, saliva and oral tissue are full of pathogens, bacteria and viruses – so dental equipment must be effectively cleaned and sterilised after each use. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation are terms that are frequently used […]

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What are the 6 Standard Practices of Infection Control? Part 2

Our last blog looked at the first two standard precautions within the Australian Dental Association’s Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control – hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE). Here, we run through the next four standard precautions and how they should be implemented to keep dental practice employees and patients safe. 3. Surgical procedures

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What are the 6 Standard Practices of Infection Control? PART 1

The Australian Dental Association’s Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control describe the infection prevention and control procedures that dental practitioners and support staff are expected to follow. This blog explores how the first two standard precautions – hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE) – contribute to a safe environment for dental clinic employees and

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Why clean my dental instruments when I can just sterilise them?

The instrument cleaning process is essential to maintaining infection control and preventing the spread of disease within dental surgeries. Human blood, salivaand oral tissue are full of pathogens, bacteria and viruses – so dental equipment must be effectively cleaned and sterilised after each use. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation are terms that are frequently used when

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What’s the difference between bacteria and viruses?

In a dental setting, infection control involves more than cleanliness. Dental professionals and their surgical instruments are constantly exposed to oral tissues, saliva and blood that could potentially carry a bacterial or viral infection. Procedures to protect employees and patients from these germs include wearing gloves, masks and eye protection, and strict sterilisation and cleaning

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What’s the difference between detergent and disinfectants?

The effective cleaning of surfaces plays a key role in infection control within a dental practice. In an environment where there’s a high risk of splashing and spraying of saliva, blood and oral tissue, it essential that instruments, equipment and surfaces are kept clean and hygienic at all times. To best protect patients and team

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N95 AND P2 Respirators: What Dental Practices need to know!

N95 AND P2 MASKS: WHAT DENTAL PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW Face masks have been part of dental personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control practices for decades. As a dental professional, you’ve likely mainly worn a surgical mask to protect yourself from the splashing, splattering and spraying of blood, saliva and other fluids during common

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The Difference Between KN95 & N95 Masks

N95 Masks Usually means that these are Niosh approved although not always we have manufacturers in Australia producing these and whilst these are great masks they haven’t yet been Niosh Approved.  Due to the heavy demand and the global shortages Gienic continues to maintain large stock holdings although the brands are often changing. We are currently Stocking two of the 3M Niosh Approved Respirator Masks. 

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