This week we want to leave you a few tips on how to clean and sanitize your dental chair.
If you’re searching for information specifically related to Covid-19 disinfecting, scroll down to the bottom for some resources.
CLEANING YOUR DENTAL CHAIR’S UPHOLSTERY
Remove ordinary dirt, dust, and smudges with a mild soap and water solution and a clean, soft cloth or towel. Dishwashing detergent is usually mild and non-ionic. Do not use abrasive materials or scrubs on your dental chair’s upholstery and make sure to dry with a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. The use of vinyl “conditioners” or “protectants” is not recommended and should be avoided on all dental upholstery.
USING BARRIERS ON YOUR DENTAL CHAIR
The first choice in the protection of dental equipment should be the use of disposable barrier products. The repeated use of disinfectant on equipment surfaces without the constant removal of the solution residue will eventually cause some damage to equipment surfaces. We can’t state this enough: Always clean the residue of any chemical product with mild soap and water!
CHEMICAL DISINFECTING YOUR DENTAL CHAIR
For dental chair upholstery, SDS recommends avoiding the use of spray disinfectants and opt for the use of wipes. Use a non-alcohol, nonchlorine, based wipe for plastic, metal, and upholstered surfaces. And once again, ALWAYS clean the chemical residue off your dental equipment with mild soap and water. Leaving these chemicals on your upholstery can cause damage, discoloration, cracking, and more. A great resource for disinfectants is your dealer, ask them what products they recommend as well!
SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Here are some additional resources from some of our vinyl and Ultraleather suppliers for dental chair upholstery cleaning and care.
BoltaFlex Vinyl Cleaning and Disinfecting Instructions:
Morbern Vinyl Cleaning and Care Instructions:
Ultraleather Cleaning and Disinfecting Instructions: https://intranet.ultrafabricsinc.com/img/pages/care_and_cleaning/CleaningInstructions.pdf
COVID-19 DISINFECTING AND CARE RESOURCES
Here are some additional resources from some of our vinyl and Ultraleather suppliers concerning the Covid-19 pandemic:
Naugahyde Vinyl – Covid-19 Cleaners and Disinfectants:
Ultraleather – Covid-19 Cleaners and Disinfectants:
CAUTION: Should you desire to use other cleaning methods, carefully try them in an inconspicuous area of your dental chair or stool to determine potential damage to the material. Never use harsh solvents or cleaners which are intended for industrial applications. Avoid use of paper towels.
CAUTION: Cleaning products may be harmful/irritating to your skin, eyes, etc. Use protective gloves and eye protection. Do not inhale or swallow any cleaning product. Protect the surrounding area/clothing from exposure. Use in a well-ventilated area. Follow all product manufacturer’s warnings. Summit Dental Systems cannot be held responsible for damage or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of cleaning products.
REMINDER: The Summit Dental Systems warranty does not cover damage to equipment and upholstery caused by cleaning and disinfectant solutions.