New Opioid Policy

In an attempt to help address the opioid epidemic in the U.S., the ADA announced a new policy. The new policy has three main components: The ADA supports mandatory continuing education in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. The ADA supports statutory limits on opioid dosage and duration of no more than seven days for…

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention Measures

Even though flu season is nearing its end, it is imperative that medical professionals and dentists continue their diligence in disinfecting surfaces in their offices and patient rooms. Highly contagious viruses can be spread through the air and through the touching of surfaces such as counters, chairs, and doorknobs. It is recommended that these surfaces…

Collaborating to Help Dentists

Mesa’s Partnership with UnifiedSmiles Helps Independent Dentists

Since 2013, we have collaborated with UnifiedSmiles to provide dental providers with the best spore testing products and services on the market. UnifiedSmiles was founded to support independent dental practices by offering a range of services, from exclusive product savings to educational seminars. As members of UnifiedSmiles, dental professionals benefit from group influence, can share…

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…