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Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines for Dental Offices – Save Time and Money Over Hand Washing

For years, dental offices have faced a persistent challenge: Keeping patient-facing and other critical instruments, equipment and tools clean.

Clean is critical in dental practices. Such instruments, equipment and tools must be clean and sterile in order to function properly and prevent contamination from germs and bacteria. Dirty, corroded and unsanitary dental instruments, equipment and tools not only impact functionality and durability, they can put patients’ health at risk too—all while costing a dental practice valuable time, effort and dollars.

Your dental office can’t afford to take chances when it comes to cleaning dental instruments, equipment and tools. Yet traditionally, dental office personnel have spent far too much time and energy on hand washing. It’s a dirty job, an unpleasant one—and one that doesn’t necessarily yield precision-clean items. Moreover, this time can be better spent serving patients, optimizing dental office efficiencies and tending to other productive dental office-related activities.

Thankfully, dental offices can utilize a time-tested and optimally effective alternative to hand washing—ultrasonic cleaning.

What Is Ultrasonic Cleaning?

A basic ultrasonic cleaner is a cleaning device that uses ultrasound (usually from 20-400 KHZ) and an appropriate cleaning solution to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of an ultrasonic soap appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the soiling enhances the effect. Cleaning normally lasts between three and six minutes.

Ultrasonic cleaners can be used for a wide variety of applications, including plastic parts, bearings, bolts, rubber parts, internal parts, plastic injection molds, transmission parts and final cleaning of all engine parts prior to assembly.

Ultrasonic cleaning can clean contaminants that include dust, dirt, oil, pigments, rust, grease, algae, fungus, bacteria, lime scale, polishing compounds, flux agents, fingerprints, soot wax and mold release agents and biological soil.

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works

Within an ultrasonic cleaning tank, ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high-frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces. Water or solvents can be used, depending on the type of contamination and the item.

The versatility of ultrasonic cleaning machines makes them an ideal choice for dental offices of all sizes and scopes.

Cleaning Dental Office Instruments, Equipment and Tools – Why Ultrasonic Cleaning Over Hand Washing?

When it comes to hand washing, the name says it all—and the costs are substantial on several fronts:

  • Hand washing is labor-intensive; it physically taxes dental office workers who are charged with manually cleaning dental instruments, equipment and tools.
  • It is time-intensive; it takes time that could be spent on other process tasks, including patient care and dental office administration.
  • It is expensive; equipment costs may be minimal, but labor costs associated with manual cleaning add up quickly.
  • It’s not a consistent solution; some items may end up very clean, while others may be extremely dirty, and hand washing alone simply isn’t enough to adequately clean them.

Ultrasonic Cleaners for Dental Offices from UltraSonic LLC

Ultrasonic cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC are the perfect solution for your dental practice equipment cleaning needs. Our robust machines clean dental office equipment, instruments and tools at a fraction of the time and cost of hand washing. Moreover, our specially formulated RTU dental cleaning solution is pre-mixed with enzymes to ensure thorough cleaning as part of a rigorous hygienic process.

Whether you prefer the high functionality of digital control machines like our Ultra 1300 or easy-to-use manual control machines like our Ultra 1000M and Ultra1300M, tabletop cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC will save you time and money, deliver significant ROI, help ensure functionality and durability and maintain sanitary quality levels your patients expect. In the end, that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

Finally, a word about sales and service. A dental ultrasonic cleaner is only as good as the sales and service capabilities of the people who stand behind it. At UltraSonic LLC, we offer highly personalized service, and we stand behind our products 100 percent. If you ever have a problem or a question, troubleshooting is a phone call away, and you’ll never have to navigate a menu of automated attendant options on the phone. If we can’t resolve a problem with a tank or a part through personalized troubleshooting, we’ll fix it or replace it with little or no disruption to your operation.

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Contact UltraSonic LLC

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