Ultrasonic Dental Instrument Cleaners Shows One Million Fold Reduction in Virus Contamination

Ultrasonic Cleaners Are Highly Effective for Dental Instrument & Handpiece Cleaning

Ultrasonic Cleaners Are Highly Effective for Dental Instrument & Handpiece Cleaning

This study has some great findings. The objective of the study was to measure the levels of decontamination possible with ultrasonic cleaning. The first staturated dental instruments with blood contaminants at a level that was 10x higher than normal. Ultrasonic cleaning of these instruments showed a 100x reduction in contamination while hand and manual cleaning proved largely ineffective. In addition to that, they infected the dental instruments and hand pieces with a virus. The reduction in virus levels was startling: 1000x for handpieces, and 1,000,000x for instruments. This validates what we’ve advocated all along: an ultrasonic cleaner for dental instrument cleaning is a critical piece of equipment. This of course does not replace sterilization as the final step after ultrasonic cleaning.

For further information visit www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

About Bob Sandor

Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrepreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science. Read More