CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT - pdCARE Wipes & Surface Disinfectants

Published Date 07/16/2019

Effectively sanitize and reduce the possibility of cross-contamination


The oral cavity is a natural habitat for numerous microorganisms, which can stay trapped on operatory surfaces for days, weeks, and months—even years. Since incorrect use of surface disinfectants can lead to an infectious disease transmission, it is important that all employees understand the science as well as the regulations behind environmental asepsis.

Proper protocol indicates that surfaces should be wiped down to remove debris and contaminants and then cleaned with a new wipe a second time to disinfect the surface. If a practice prefers to use both a spray and a wipe, it is critical that they use products with the same chemical makeup—being consistent with disinfectants is the safest way to ensure a truly disinfected surface. Patterson’s pdCARE line of infection control products can offer dental practices an effective mode to achieve asepsis and compliance.


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis var: bovis (BCG) Staphylococcus aureus Pseudomonas aeruginosa Salmonella enterica Trichophyton mentagrophytes​

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin Hepatitis B virus (HBV), C virus (HCV) Herpes simplex virus Type 1, Type 2 Human immunodefi ciency virus (HIV-1) Infl uenza A2 virus

The pdCARE Wipes are disposable disinfecting towelettes that are intended as a surface cleaner and disinfectant on hard, nonporous surfaces in health care settings such as dental offices, hospitals, laboratories, and clinics. They are proven effective as a tuberculocide, bactericide, virucide, and fungicide in a 2- to 3-minute window. The low-alcohol formula with premium substrate provides excellent cleaning efficacy and the surface remains wet for the contact time.

To further ensure consistency of disinfectants, pdCARE Surface Disinfectant is a multi-use disinfectant effective against tuberculosis, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic), bacteria (including MRSA and VRE), and fungi. pDCARE Surface Disinfectant is nontoxic, safe for use in all areas, and satisfies OSHA's bloodborne pathogen standards. The product is convenient and ready to use while its broad spectrum allows for great material compatability that is effective on major dental devices.

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