Why should you disinfect your dental display screen?
Dental monitors are usually mounted in close proximity to the patient chair and dental instruments. While this practice can aid in the communication process between doctors and patients, it also puts the display screen in a prime position for picking up water, blood, microorganisms, and pathogens. By disinfecting your display screen on a regular basis, you can help keep harmful pathogens in check and promote a hygienic environment in your practice.
Clean vs. disinfected
For something to be clean, it simply has to be free of dirt, marks, and stains. For something to be disinfected, means it is free from bacteria and other microorganisms. In the dental operatory, it’s important to disinfect – not just clean – your dental display screen.
Since many consumer monitors do not have a watertight screen, most dentists aren’t able to disinfect their display screens, simply because it could damage them. This results in a display screen which may be clean in appearance but is not free of dust and microorganisms.
What could happen if your dental display screen isn’t disinfected?
At a busy dental practice, patients flow in and out at a steady rate each day. If equipment isn’t disinfected regularly, it is prone to build up of blood, bacteria, microorganisms, and pathogens. In worse-case scenarios, this could result in you, your staff, or your patients being put at risk.
A dental display screen that’s easy to clean AND disinfect
The DENclarity dental monitor is unique in the dental industry because unlike regular consumer monitors, the screen is watertight. With an IP-65 watertight screen, DENclarity is easy to disinfect, and can’t be damaged by liquids.
To disinfect the screen on DENclarity dental displays, simply spray disinfectant directly onto the screen and wipe it down with a clean cloth. The screen is watertight, so you don’t have to worry about the disinfectant damaging the screen or liquid getting beneath the screen and creating a yellowish hue.
With the ability to fully disinfect your dental monitor’s screen, you can help keep staff and patients safe from harmful microorganisms and promote a hygienic environment in your practice.