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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Record keeping is a critical component of any sterilization monitoring protocol. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Prevention (OSAP), all recommend keeping a log for the purpose of recording daily sterilization records. With each sterilization cycle, it is advised to document all…Details
From time-to-time we receive calls from clients asking if there are alternatives to our mail-in spore testing service. Most inquiries are typically generated by one of two questions: (1) Is there a way to get faster spore test results? This question usually comes from an office that has recently failed a spore test. The result…Details
As Mesa Labs and North Bay Bioscience continue the integration process, you may be noticing some changes as we go forward. Most notably is the re-branding of our products and services. Over the years, you may have gotten used to receiving a green carton for your mail-in testing service. We are excited to announce that…Details
Mesa Labs Traverse City (North Bay Bioscience) is excited to announce that our new and improved Anytime Compliance Tracking dashboard is now available for all mail-in spore testing users, replacing the previous NB Online system. The new dashboard includes many improvements for your office: Individual user login with email address Forgot password, Reset password functionality…Details
Weekly testing with biological indicators (i.e., spore testing) has been the standard of practice in dental healthcare settings since the CDC guidelines came out in 1993. The guidelines were re-affirmed in 2003 and another update is pending. Additionally at least 30 State Dental Boards have official statements and laws which require weekly testing. However what is less…Details