10 May 2018

A Summary of What Oral Healthcare Workers Should Know About Surface Contamination

A useful summary[i]  of current evidence highlights what Healthcare workers should know about surface contamination. The principles are effectively the same for all healthcare workers in different settings (medical, dental etc.). It is a known...

27 Apr 2018

Benefits of steam sterilization

Chemical disinfectants used in healthcare environments eliminate a wide range of bacteria; however they do not destroy or kill spores. A spore[i] is a form of bacteria which has been found resistant and adopted by a bacterial cell in harmful...

05 Apr 2018

Water Vapor & Evaporation

Let’s test your steam IQ. What’s the white smoke called that comes out of your tea kettle? What’s the difference between evaporation and condensation? We will answer these questions and more, as we introduce you to some basic concepts in the...

03 Apr 2018

What is an Autoclave?

Working under pressure is no fun. But if you’re an autoclave, you work best under pressure. In fact, you only work under high-pressure conditions. 

13 Mar 2018

The success story continues with Reciproc Blue

Every dentist wants to perform safe and efficient endodontic treatment to preserve patients’ teeth for as long as possible.  With almost 150 years of experience in endodontics, VDW provides perfectly coordinated solutions for the key stages of...

06 Mar 2018

Reciproc Blue: The new generation of reciprocation

The use of mechanical instruments in reciprocation with unequal forward and reverse rotation was introduced in 2008 (1). Reciproc® series of instruments by VDW were designed specifically for this type of motion (2).

08 Feb 2018

Preventing the spread of infection in dental practices

There is currently a silent battle in every healthcare environment all over the world: the war against micro-organisms. For both patients and staff alike, micro-organisms must be destroyed in order to prevent the spread of infections. An...

09 Jan 2018

Microbiology and the spread of microorganisms

It wasn’t long ago that the cause of illness was a complete mystery. Striking anyone randomly at any time, disease inflicted terrible pain, fever, and often led to death. It’s only in the last few hundred years that we have come to grasp the...

19 Dec 2017

How to choose a dental handpiece

It is no secret that low-speed and high-speed dental handpieces are considered an essential tool in your practice. Over the years, there have been some amazing advances in handpiece technology, specifically the introduction of the electric...

14 Dec 2017

Opalescence Go – For patients on the go

Opalescence Go is the perfect option for patients who are looking for a convenient, ready-to-go teeth whitening solution. A professional whitening gel delivered in pre-filled, disposable trays, Opalescence Go features the enhanced UltraFit™ tray...

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