Question and Answer

    Where does it state that an office needs to have a program or system for their DUWL’s?

    by Michelle Aubé (Simmonds), RDH - November 27, 2020

    The question above in the title can be answered by a question… Who has first stated a DUWL system was needed and since when? The manufacturers of the DUWL’s have been the initiating source since the new design of equipment with a closed water system design. The water system is ‘closed’ to outside contamination as long as distilled water is used and not municipal water (tap water). The ultimate goal is to ensure water coming in and used in client care has an accounted quality assurance system so there is no second-guessing if the water dispensed into the client’s mouth is safe.

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    Does Hand Soap and Ultrasonic Bath Solution in a Dental Office Require a DIN?

    by Michelle Aubé (Simmonds), RDH - March 13, 2020

    maxill is constantly doing research on any and every topic related to Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC). In the latest news releases, it is now common knowledge that a serious virus, the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is an evolving situation. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Sectors, PIDAC, CDC and WHO are all working diligently to ensure the containment of the virus and public awareness for surveillance. As learned from past outbreaks, (SARS) health care providers play a vital role in risk management and assessment. The role of the dental professional is to implement routine screening methods to identify individuals with acute respiratory infections.

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    Is the maxill u-test PCD (Process Challenge Device) a Health Canada regulated medical device?

    by Michelle Aubé (Simmonds), RDH - November 04, 2019

    The maxill PCD is part of ‘Batch Monitoring’ in the quality assurance of sterilization. Currently Health Canada does not regulate PCDs and therefore the batch monitoring PCD is not listed as a medical device.

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    Sterilization pouches and expiry dates

    by Michelle Aubé (Simmonds), RDH - August 27, 2018

    QUESTION: Are there expiry dates/shelf life on sterilization pouches?

    ANSWER: There are no expiry dates on pouches. A lot number and the date of manufacture are printed on the boxes. The date of manufacture is in the form of yr mth day, example 180410. Expiry dates are typically linked to a food or chemical registered with Health Canada.

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