In light of the current situation due to Covid-19, now is the ideal time to start talking about the benefits of single use, sterile dental burs. When practices start to reopen, offering patients single use, sterile burs are a sure way to separate your practice from all the others.
Single use, sterile burs eliminate the risk of cross infection between patients. Giving them peace of mind throughout their procedure. Something that is needed now more than ever.
As much as dental burs can be cleaned and sterilized, this is not a 100% guaranteed procedure. If any oral debris is left on the burs during their clean, it is then impossible to sterilize that area of the tool, making the whole process void. Cleaning and sterilizing procedures are time-consuming and open dentists up to accidental sharps exposure. Both of which, can be eliminated with the implementation of single use, sterile burs.
Results from applied research showed that Sterilization procedures were 100% effective for unused burs and unused files but were less than 100% effective for all other test groups. Contamination rates following sterilization ranged from 15% for one group of used burs (p = 0.01) to 58% for one group of used files (p < 0.001).
Infection control is not the only advantage of single use, sterile burs. By using single use burs, you can completely eliminate the risk of using a tool past its shelf life. If used, one too many times, burs are no longer precise and efficient in their cutting and can even cause post-operative sensitivity for your patient. Low-pressure steam autoclaving is more effective than high-pressure steam autoclaving, as it results in no-bacteria growth. However, this procedure is considerably longer, taking 90 minutes to complete. By using single use, sterile burs, you are saving time and increasing productivity.
Our single use, sterile dental burs are gamma sterilized, providing sharper, more effective cutting every time. Most importantly, they will help you give your patients confidence in the prevention of cross contamination, not just now but always.