Best Sterilizers for Highly Profitable Orthodontic Practices
If you run a profitable dental or orthodontic practice, we don’t have to tell you that labor is your largest expenditure.
In fact, according to Dental Economics magazine, it typically takes up 25 percent of the average practice’s annual budget.
But do you know what’s the most labor-intensive area of your office?
It’s the sterilization area.
Did you realize that, on average, the dental assistants enter the sterilization area more than 80 times every day?
With this much time and money tied into sterilizing equipment and instruments, you can understand how the best sterilizers can make a huge difference to your bottom line. In fact, according to Dental Economics magazine, a wise purchase of a quality sterilizer can reduce the labor cost involved in running your practice.
But what are the characteristics of a good dental sterilizer, and where should you start?
Signs of a Quality Dental Sterilizer
We’ve got 4 factors for you to consider.
Maximize Your Available Space
Remember that space is at a premium in a busy dental office. That’s why you may want to consider table top sterilizers that can accommodate a lot of instruments. A good example is the tabletop Dentronix ultrasonic cleaning system DDUS60 series.
A perfect example of form and function, it has the capacity to clean four fully loaded plier racks simultaneously while still giving you the ability to drain excess fluid “hands-free.”
Pick a Brand You Can Trust
At Diatech, we pay careful attention to the brands and products we carry—it’s all a part of our philosophy of providing the highest-quality items for your practice. You may wish to look at our BioSonic ultrasonic cleaner or this Dentronix recessed ultrasonic cleaning system.
Consider an Ultrasonic Cleaner/Sterilizer
There’s more than one method of sterilizing equipment. Steam and dry heat sterilization remain popular and effective.
However, when dealing with orthodontic instruments or dental tools that have small crevices, hinges and tiny areas, ultrasonic cleaning is an option that is both effective and economical. They use minimal power and save time because you don’t have to take certain instruments apart when sterilizing them.
These systems are particularly effective because their small bubbles enable them to destroy contaminates that lurk in tiny cracks and crevices. They can also be very effective at eliminating embedded debris and are a great consideration for use with orthodontic equipment in particular.
A good ultrasonic cleaning system will be both powerful and efficient. A good example is the convenience that’s presented by a built-in ultrasonic cleaning system. Look for one that may even include a remote timer option for easy use.
Make Sure to Use Quality Supportive Products
The best ultrasonic sterilizer in the world is not worth anything if you don’t have the right cleaning solution to work with it.
That’s why, at Diatech, we offer the Certol product Good Vibrations. Good Vibrations is non-foaming. Many people don’t realize that foam can interfere with the energy transmission that is the hallmark of successful ultrasonic sterilization.
In addition, it’s anti-corrosive, meaning your instruments will be safe even after the longest cleaning cycles. You can learn more about Good Vibrations from reading our frequently asked questions.
It’s also important to use the right cleaning concentrate for your orthodontic instruments. We offer an orthodontic instrument cleaning concentrate that is non-ionic, non-enzymatic, chemically neutral and no-rinse. It features a rust inhibitor for all instruments and is super-concentrated at almost 250:1.
Diatech Provides the Best Sterilizers to Help Your Practice Stay Profitable
At Diatech, we stand behind our products. Not only do we offer the best in ultrasonic and dry heat sterilizers, but we complement them with a variety of Certol disinfecting/sterilizing products.
We believe that when it comes to equipment sterilization, there should be no compromises—this vital process is the cornerstone of patient safety and taking shortcuts here can endanger your patients and devastate your practice. You don’t want to fall prey to some of the most common sterilization mistakes.
For decades, we’ve offered an extensive array of the highest-quality orthodontic tools, pliers and dental diamond burs available. Our simple, straightforward ordering makes it easy for you to get in touch with a customer service agent—not a computerized “phone tree.”
Discover how simple it is to order directly from Diatech.