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…Details
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…Details
OSAP has created various ways to participate in Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM). You can: Print out “How To” flyers or posters and hang them in your office Download their pre-made patient letter and customize it to your dental office Review their pre-made conversation scripts and use them as you see fit Use OSAP’s…Details
We at Mesa Labs care about the safety of patients and their trust in their dentists and oral surgeons. It is paramount that professionals in the dental industry are diligent with their spore testing and infection control programs. Patients at an Ontario dental office were recently contacted and instructed to get tested for various infectious…Details
Great Expression Dental Centers (GEDC) needed a one-size-fits-all solution for tracking and verifying biological sterilization across 270 dental offices. Read the case study to find out how Mesa’s solution allowed them to improve their compliance rate organization-wide to over 97%. Let’s talk spore testing! Talk with one of our experts to get your questions answered…Details
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…Details
Defend’s Mail-In Spore Testing products and services are now a part of Mesa Labs. Mesa has been providing Mail-In Sterilizer Monitoring services to Mydent under the Defend name for several years. Defend will no longer be selling Mail-In Sterilizer Monitoring services. Do not worry: All Defend Kits purchased will be honored by Mesa. Mesa purchased…Details
We are proud to announce the expansion of our Canadian presence through the purchase of HANSAmed Limited’s biological indicator (BI) division. HANSAmed was a distributor of Mesa’s biological indicator products and mail-in testing services to the dental market in Canada. Mesa Labs has purchased the BI distribution rights from HANSAmed. HANSAmed will continue to serve…Details
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…Details
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