Most dentists understand that infection-control protocols, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, have never been more critical. Public awareness, anxiety and liability have never been higher as well. Dental practices need to ensure they are taking measures to protect the health of patients during treatments. They also have the opportunity to build trust by consistently demonstrating infection-control best practices.
One area of infection-control that dentists often overlooked is how they address patient comfort. Rolled towels and store-bought pillows are commonly used to alleviate patient discomfort in the dental chair. Due to the unconventional needs of the patient, there is often not a protective, infection-control barrier on make-shift supports. This increases the infection risk to the patient, dentist and doesn’t project professionalism or offer safety.
To protect patients and themselves, dentists should insist on dental chair comfort accessories designed for that purpose. MediPosture brand dental comfort products feature infection-control material designed for use in surgical environments. The material does not have pores, so contaminants remain on the top-surface, which makes sterilizing with clinical-strength, dental infection-control solutions such as cavi-wipes or similar sterilizing wipes very efficient.
Take additional steps to protect your patients and your dental practice with MediPosture dental chair comfort accessories. Not only do they offer infection-control features, but they can help project a more professional approach to patient comfort.
For more information or to order MediPosture products, please visit the Quantum Labs Patient Comfort Products page.