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Tips For Disinfecting Dental Chairs


Running a dental practice requires the utmost in hygiene and cleanliness. All dental chairs come with their own cleaning instructions, but now with COVID-19, impeccable cleaning practices are more important than ever.

Germs and viruses can be transmitted directly through contact with blood and body fluids, and indirectly from contact with contaminated surfaces and through inhalation with airborne microorganisms when someone coughs, sneezes, or even talks. This is why, as we know, masks are so important. COVID-19 aside, patients and staff are exposed to various microorganisms such as Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex 1 and 2, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococci, Streptococci, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. This is as according to CDC guidelines.

Importance Of Keeping Your Dental Chairs Thoroughly Disinfected

The dental chair is the one piece of equipment that all patients will have contact with. It is very likely to become contaminated with blood or saliva. Over and above your normal surgery and equipment cleaning practices, it is vital to clean and disinfect your dental chair between each patient. A disposable barrier is always good but these can become compromised, so proper disinfecting is probably the better option or you can double up with both.

We stock a range of excellent, specially developed surface decontamination and disinfecting products for medical equipment and clinical areas. They are ready to use, pleasant smelling, and have good material compatibility and biodegradability. They are tested according to the most stringent standards to protect against bacteria and viruses.

How To Clean Your Dental Chair

To clean your dental chair, remove any dust or stains with a mild soap and water solution using a clean, soft cloth, then dry with a lint free cloth. Do not use any abrasive materials or products, nor any vinyl protectors or conditioners. Our cleaning products are safe to use but it is always advised to test a small section of the upholstery on the dental chair first before tackling the whole chair. It is advised to rinse off any chemicals with soap and water at the end of the day to protect the materials of your dental chair.

William Green has all the appropriate cleaning materials required for the proper upkeep and maintenance of your dental chairs. Contact us here to find out more or view our full range.