Reducing Service on Your Sterilizer
Apr 25th, 2013
For some reason, many of our users interpret “no-rinse” as being able to place instruments in the sterilizer dripping wet.
In the Dentronix sterilizer repair department, one of the biggest problems we see is one that is easily solved in your office. A simple adjustment to your sterilization protocol can save an expensive trip by your DDS 5000 or 7000 back to our shop.
Dentronix has put together a system of products that work together to make your entire infection control protocol effective and non-damaging to your instruments. One of the most popular elements of this system is MP-US; our no-rinse, multi-purpose ultrasonic solution that is formulated to evaporate with virtually no residue on instruments and leave a film of rust inhibitors to protect your pliers.
For some reason, many of our users interpret “no rinse” as being able to place instruments in the sterilizer dripping wet. DON’T DO IT! Pat the instruments dry before putting them in the chamber, or at least allow sufficient drainage time so they are not dripping wet. Liquid MP-US that drips through the lower shelf of the sterilizer causes all sorts of problems both mechanically and electronically. It also adds lots of labor time for our technicians to clean it out.
Our DDUS-60 Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine has a special rack holder that allows the pliers to drain directly over the cleaning tank. Simply raise the holder out of the solution and allow the racks sufficient time to drain and avoid unnecessary maintenance on your unit.
Category: Dentronix Technical Bulletin