Hi everyone, I'm new here and I would like to make a question..

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    Sonia Salamuri

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    Hi, everyone!
    First of all, I want to say that I'm not a natural English speaker, so I apologize for the mistakes I'm going to make in my posts, including this one.
    Well, I started my career as a dental assistant just a few months ago and I would like to ask about the desinfection liquid that is used in the ultra-sound.
    Some people don't change it daily! Isn't this a big mistake? How do you do it in your school or clinics?
    I would like to have a light about this.

    Thanks!
    Salamuri
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Emptied at night and dried out; refill and fresh the next day. If particularly dirty instrument load then may also do it extra during the day. The liquid doesn't have to be a disinfectant; more usually a detergent or enzymatic solution. You also need to test it regularly, say every week - one of mine started failing and only the test showed it up; you can't tell just because it's making a sound. Nowadays I have a thermal disinfector - fantastic! Here's a useful link.
     
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    Sonia Salamuri

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    Hi !
    Thank you so much for the reply, I think your advice is better than the procedure they have here at my work. I'm going to do as you say, because I think that´s the right attitude. We have a enzymatic solution in our ultra sound.

    Best regard,
    Salamuri
     
    Sonia Salamuri, Jun 6, 2019
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