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Cleaning and Dental Surface Disinfectants

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings – 2003, “cleaning should precede all disinfection and sterilization processes; it should involve removal of debris as well as organic and inorganic contamination.” Before dental disinfectant products can be effective, surfaces must first be cleaned of debris because surfaces cannot be adequately covered with a dental surface disinfection solution if dirt and debris remain on the surface. If oral debris is not removed prior to disinfection and sterilization, “it will interfere with microbial inactivation and can compromise the disinfection or sterilization process.”

Many disinfectants are not effective cleaners and require a pre-cleaning step commonly ignored in dental offices, as disinfection has been promoted, as “all that is necessary”. It is important to always read the label on a disinfectant bottle to determine whether a separate cleaning product is needed. A two-step procedure must always be followed, whether using one product or two – CLEAN, THEN DISINFECT.

OSHA Review, Inc. provides the SUV Disinfectant & Cleaner in both concentrate and ready-to-use wipes. SUV Disinfectant and Cleaner meets OSHA and EPA regulations, and CDC recommendations. SUV is a hospital disinfectant proven effective against HIV, HBV and HCV.

SUV’s special formula contains a powerful cleaning agent, for use as an effective surface cleaner prior to disinfection, as well as an exceptional ultrasonic cleaning solution for cleaning and decontaminating instruments prior to sterilization and vacuum line cleaner to keep your vacuum lines clear of organic debris.


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