Do You Disinfect Your Dental Chair?

Once you have bought your dental chair for sale, the next thing you should be focusing is on how should you maintain it and what tops the maintenance question is, how you will be disinfecting your dental chair. Why is that important? Well, your chair is that one thing on which each and every patient will lay down, hence, it is used by all. Your chair is exposed to all the saliva, fluids from mouth and blood from each patient during their visit and time on the dental chair. Having that said, you wouldn’t want to leave your dental chair with that filth and expect your patients to visit you again, secondly, as a doctor, you will be the one responsible for spreading diseases to your patients by sharing an infected dental chair.  

What you should be knowing is that while dentists do focus on maintenance of their chair, they do often overlook t disinfecting the chair, which is a crucial part of maintenance. A study from CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings, if the dental chairs are not properly cleaned, these are the diseases that both the dentist and the patients will be exposed too:  

  1. HIV  
  1. Hepatitis B and C 
  1. Mycobacterium tuberculosis 
  1. Herpes simplex virus 

How are these diseases transferred to you? Well, if you get in contact, a physical contact with the body fluids, or the blood spatter, so much so, by sneezing or inhalational contact with these microorganisms then chances to exposure to these diseases is very high. If not diseases, then the dental chair is definitely exposed to bed bugs and even lice from patient’s hair. Now imagine the embarrassment of your patients noticing lice crawling on your dental chair. 

Here is a procedure we recommend you to maintenance your Dental Chairs:  

Firstly, know that each equipment comes with a manual, so does the dental chair. It also tells you how to clean your chair and what procedure to follow. The manuals are detailed enough to guide you through the kind of cleansers that can be used without damaging the chair material and how often you are supposed to clean it. Once you have got the cleaning materials, we suggest you to do a small test on a corner of the chair, just to be sure nothing is being damaged. For more information, please log on to https://dentequip.com.au/our-process/equipment/.

When you start to perform the cleaning routine, it is recommended to properly cover yourself, wear your mask, gown and gloves and then get into doing the job.  

In addition, here are few tips of disinfecting and cleaning your dental chair after each treatment:  

  • Make sure the inside of the suction tubes, as well as the suction system are both properly rinsed, followed by proper cleaning of suction system. 
  • Make sure you clean the inside of instrument tubes.  
  • Definitely, make sure to clean and disinfect the filter cover and the spittoon area.  

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