We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is changing everything about life and work as we know it. With a focus on containing the virus, those who can are working from home. Those who cannot, are finding other creative ways to keep business flowing. For the dental community, many of us are focusing on education, fulfilling CE credit requirements, or revisiting practice efficiency or sterilization methods. No matter what our focus, one thing is for sure: everyone is now more concerned with germs than ever before. And sterilization will be not only on your mind, but your patients’.
Of course, dental instruments are potential agents for pathogenic transmission from patient-to-patient, patient-to-doctor (and vice versa), which places dental health professionals on the front line. The processes you follow and equipment you use to sterilize instruments are critical tools in protecting patients and staff alike. The good news is that the up close and personal nature of dentistry already requires robust hygiene and safety protocol. With the increased emphasis on touchpoints, surface contaminants and germs, patients will be more aware of the importance of a sterile environment than ever before. A-dec has put together a sterilization solutions guide that includes best practices to help guide you through the process.
Starting at the heart of your practice and the hub of sterilization, you can maintain a safe and healthy practice–and save valuable time. Remember that A-dec is here to help during this downtime, whether that means planning a more efficient sterilization process, providing resources for this challenging time, or simply answering questions. Our Customer Service team is here (at home but standing by) just like before. We would love to offer peace of mind, or just a friendly voice on the other end of the line.
Together, we’ll get through this.