Dental treatment units along with patient and operator chairs represent thousands of dollars invested in each treatment room. They are directly in the line of fire from contaminated aerosols and must be constantly cleaned and disinfected between patients. Thin plastic housing on electronic equipment is also vulnerable. How can we accomplish cleaning and disinfecting without causing cracking and other damage to chairs and plastics? The hidden culprit is solvents commonly found in many popular surface disinfectants. Solvents are added to speed up kill time but are also deadly to chair upholstery and plastics. Look in the product Safety Data Sheet Section 3 for chemicals such as “glycol ether” or “Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether” or alcohols and ethanols at higher percentages.
Three simple ways to save your biggest investment:
One - consider at least limited use of disposable barrier covers for surfaces that are hardest to clean and most likely to be damaged. Certol ProBarrier™ Sox will eliminate chemical damage! Two - at least once or twice a week wipe off all surfaces and upholstery with damp to wet paper towels. Three – avoid solvents by using ProSpray™ wipes, the Certol water based intermediate level disinfectant with quick 3 minute kill time and no glycol ether solvents!
Surface Disinfectant/Cleaner Towelettes
Fast Disinfecting Power: THREE Minutes to Kill TB and Other Organisms.
Alcohol-free, ammonium-free and bleach-free actives are best choice for plastics, vinyls and metals.
User-Friendly Water Based Formula: Hard on Germs, Not on Hands or Equipment!
So safe it is EPA approved for use without gloves (in absence of biohazards).
Light lemon scent and deodorizer are more pleasant for healthcare workers and patients.
Ideal for disinfection around electronics, keyboards, digital radiographic sensors and switches.
Perfect for “high touch” surfaces in waiting areas implicated in transmission of the flu: door knobs, chairs, hand rails and phones.