Dental Burs

Burs “A bur is like a knife, it doesn’t become sharper with use.” Bur Processing Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use, processing, etc. This is the first step in bur processing. In most cases, you will need to access the manufacturer’s website for the information. Keep in mind that single-use burs are saturating […]

Sterilization, The Elephant in The Room!

Evidence-based dental office inspections show that sterilization is the “Elephant in the Room,” meaning the percentage of cross-contamination due to improperly processed instruments used in treatments is very high! The key reasons are undereducated, undertrained, and under-experienced staff, followed by management priority of cutting costs over improving patient safety. The following is a common trend. […]

The iTero Wand Sleeve is a Single-Use product.

Attention: Orthodontic Offices The iTero element Wand Sleeve is a Single-Use product, as stated on the box. Once used, it must be discarded and not saved to be used on the same patient; it’s “Single-Use,” not “Single Patient Use.” I know it’s confusing to some. Unfortunately, reusing disposals is a growing issue in the dental […]

Single-Use Treatment Products

Single-Use Treatment Products are also known as “DISPOSABLES,” meaning once used, they must be discarded and not used multiple times on the same patient or processed for reuse. Reusing a disposable is risking the health of the patient and jeopardizes your Professional License. In the event that the patient is harmed, criminal prosecution will be […]

Air Compressor Inspection & Registration

The air compressor must be officially inspected by the Department of Industrial Relations, Pressure Vessel Unit. This procedure is not performed when the compressor is installed or the responsibility of the company that sold and installed the compressor. Air Compressor and Registration is conducted every five years or sooner if any of the following applies, Some […]

New Dental Assitant

New Non-Licensed Clinical Employee Hiring a person with no dental background to work in sterilization is an increasing trend. Employment ads for “Sterilization Assistant, no experience necessary will train”, are popping up everywhere. The concern is the training, the skills the training produces, and the timeline in which the new employee can become proficient at […]

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Mandatory Courses for 2024

Live in-office Courses Mandated Yearly Employee Training – 2024 The mandated employee training requires employers to provide ALL employees with compliance training every year. Failure to do so will result in citations and fines, including dental license disciplinary actions! OSHA required tropics for Dentistry Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Hazard Communication, Injury & Illness Prevention, and Aerosol […]