Dental sterilizer monitoring requires a 3-pronged approach: mechanical, chemical, biological. That’s what the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend and what many states have instituted as part of their dental board regulations. Each step requires effort on the part of the dental team, but without taking these steps you put your patients at risk as well as your practice.
Luckily, there are services that can help you make the process a little bit easier and less time-consuming. For instance, HealthFirst offers BIOlogical10 In-Office Biological Monitoring System, which can provide you with results in just 10 hours.
Using the OnTraQ Compliance Management System in conjunction with the BIOlogical components, you receive automatic text and email reminders to help you stay on schedule, test results can be recorded within the OnTraQ online system, and online documentation is stored so you have a physical record. So, rather than staff members dedicating time to maintaining the paper trail and remembering that stay on top of this task when they have so many patient care duties, BIOlogical and OnTraQ do most of the work for you.
In addition to BIOlogical10, HealthFirst also offers BIOlogical12 and BIOlogical52 mail-in monitoring systems. Both of these systems also can be maintained and recorded through OnTraQ.