My Community Dental Centers; a Case Study

My Community Dental Centers (MCDC) is a non-profit, dental support organization with over 36 dental offices in Michigan, which needed to bring all of their offices into compliance with weekly biological sterilizer monitoring. See how Mesa Labs was able to help! Let’s talk spore testing! Talk with one of our experts to get your questions…

The Dental Profession is Changing

DSOs Becoming More Popular

Dentists are increasingly joining dental service/support organizations (DSOs) than ever before. Solo dentists are in decline and it appears that they will continue to do so. Researchers have found that 8.3% of dentists are affiliated with DSOs in 2016, up from 7.4% in 2017.1 Dentists are also starting to shift in age and sex. Younger…

What to do After a Failed Spore Test

If you have ever had a spore test fail and continue to use the failed autoclave, you have options. One such option is running a sterilization cycle with a ProChem SSW Integrator.  ProChem SSW Steam Sterilization Integrator is a single-use Class 5 Integrating Indicator which complies with ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-1:2005 and ANSI/AAMI ST60:1996. It integrates three…

First Ever Summit Compliance Award

Great Expressions Dental Centers Receives First Ever Summit Compliance Award

Mesa Labs announced the recipient of the first ever Summit Compliance Award to Great Expressions Dental Centers as recognition of their organization-wide commitment to infection control, demonstrated by achieving the highest levels of weekly, biological sterilization monitoring compliance. Their commitment helps assure that sterilization equipment is functioning properly, which is a critical measure in keeping…

New CDC Guidelines?

Many of us in the infection control arena have been anxiously awaiting an update to the 2003 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings. In March 2016, our questions were finally answered with the release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Summary of Infection Prevention Practices…