STERILIZATION is the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all microorganisms including substantial numbers of resistant bacterial spores.

INFECTION CONTROL is a required dental office program that is designed to protect personnel against risks of exposure to infection.

How Do We Sterilze Instrumnets?

Medical instruments in general are sterilized using devices called autoclaves. These are sensitive machines that deliver both heat and steam pressure at precise values to eliminate all forms of living organisms including resistant bacterial spores i.e Sterilization.

 

When picking an autoclave, it is possible to chose between three different typesClass N, Class S and Class B.

Class N autoclaves are compact and they are for sterilizing simple materials. The letter “N” stands for “naked solid products”. Therefore, these autoclaves cannot be used to sterilize textiles, porous loads, hollow items or even products in pouches, as the cycles do not have the right characteristics to pass specific physical tests. Another potential weakness of these machines is that the required steam penetration cannot be guaranteed. Among other things, it is dependent on the creation of a vacuum at the start, which is not obligatory in these machines.

Class B autoclaves are compact but their performance levels are comparable to those of the largest machines in hospitals. The letter “B” stands for “big small sterilizers”, because they are small machines that offer big performanceAny type of load can be sterilized in a Class B autoclave. This includes porous materials, products in pouches, textiles and hollow items such as wands, turbines and tips. The applicable standard for equipment of this kind is EN 13060, which is specifically dedicated to small steam sterilizers (i.e. machines with a sterilization chamber that is smaller than the sterilization unit). The standard distinguishes between sterilization cycles on the basis of the materials being sterilized (solid loads, type A solid loads with hollow sections and type B solid loads with hollow sections).

Finally, Type S covers all of the other types of autoclaves. Essentially, it is an intermediate class between Type N and Type B autoclaves and the characteristics are not defined by any standards. It simply depends how they are made. Only the manufacturers can provide details of their performance capabilities, which are established by specific tests.

Therefore, the most suitable machine for a dental practice is a Class B autoclave, because it offers greater flexibility and is suitable for a wide range of settings. Class B autoclaves offer outstanding performance, unbeatable efficiency and the highest possible safety standards. Their noteworthy strengths include easy handling thanks to their ergonomic designs and energy savings due to their low power consumption. User-friendly Class B autoclaves are the epitome of hygiene and safety, as well as practicality and comfort.

Surface Coating:

ART DENTISTRY MAADI is one of the first dental centers in the Middle East to use a Nano Technology in its infection control procedure using BioShield.

BioShield is an Anti-Microbial Coatings, that provide an easily applied protective bio barrier that inhibits the growth and spread of microbes and odor causing bacteria. It forms a micro-biostatic antimicrobial coating once you use it on the surface.
The modified surface disrupts membranes of the microorganisms resulting in their inability to reproduce or grow.