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How can dental waste management be more sustainable? Part three
In the third part of his series on sustainable dental waste management, Decon Pete discusses some simple swaps that can…
Columnists
How can dental waste management be more sustainable? Part two
Decon Pete discusses more simple changes dental practices can make to waste management to be more sustainable. Last month we…
Columnists
How can dental waste management be more sustainable? Part one
Decon Pete discusses how practices can make simple changes to waste management to reduce its carbon footprint. HTM 07-01, which…
Dentistry
The benefits of IPC and decontamination training
This month, Decon Pete discusses why keeping on top of IPC and decontamination is crucial for yourself and your practice. …
Columnists
Are you managing your waste properly?
This month, Decon Pete discusses the recent healthcare waste management updates and the new protocols practices will need to implement.…
Columnists
Answering your IPC and decontamination FAQs
This month, Decon Pete answers frequently asked IPC and decontamination questions, such as how often surgeries should be deep cleaned.…
Columnists
Answering the biggest decontamination questions
Do I need an ultrasonic cleaner? What tests do I need to be carrying out? This month Decon Pete answers…
Columnists
Decon Pete – breaking down safer sharps procedures
This month, Decon Pete discusses what every practice needs to know about the safer sharps regulation and why it’s critical…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – updates to waste management legislation
This month, Decon Pete dives into recent changes to healthcare waste management guidelines and what these might mean for you.…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – hints and tips for purchasing washer disinfectors
This month, Decon Pete outlines everything you need to know when buying washer disinfectors and how to choose the right…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – hints and tips for purchasing benchtop autoclaves
Decon Pete outlines everything you need to know when buying benchtop autoclaves and how to choose the right one for…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – hints and tips for purchasing ultrasonic baths
When buying or replacing ultrasonic baths, there are important specifications and guidance you should know. This month, Decon Pete gives…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – handpiece care and maintenance
Understanding dental handpiece maintenance, care and cleaning is crucial. This month, Decon Pete gives a step-by-step guide for the correct…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – recommissioning new or existing equipment
From treatment centres to ultrasonic baths, this month Decon Pete breaks down the steps you need to take to recommission…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – closing your practice for Christmas: what to remember
With Christmas on the way, this month Decon Pete discusses everything you need to do before you close your practice.…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – DUWLs and the risks associated with biofilm
This month Decon Pete discusses the best methods to maintain DUWLs and prevent risks of biofilm formation. I get asked…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – it’s the final countdown to the NSC 2021
With less than one month to go until the implementation date on 4 November, Decon Pete asks: are you National…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – are you ready for the NSC 2021 implementation?
Are you NSC ready? This month, Decon Pete explains everything you need to know about the upcoming implementation date for…
Dentistry
Decon Pete – don’t overlook the basics in IPC
IPC standards are crucial for patient and staff safety, but sometimes they can be overlooked on a busy day. This month,…
Dentistry
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