Patients, staff, and dentists at dental clinics face a risk of spreading infection when saliva moves through the air during procedures. While clinics implement additional safety protocols such as “fallow time,” in which the surgical room is left empty for a period of time between surgeries so that airborne particles can settle down before the next patient enters the room, these may not be enough. Also, dental-care workers operate very close to the patient’s mouth and are at higher risk of contamination by pathogens. Droplets may be contaminated by the patient’s saliva and exhaled breath particles. [The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed dental care-related aerosols or droplets as high risk on the basis of presumed equivalence of these aerosols to those that might occur during medical procedures.] For the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, particularly in at-risk health dental care workers. They required new devices to help to reduce the risk of contamination.
The Solution: Ozonated Water
Ozonated water is an ideal sanitation method, leveraging benefits such as safety, sustainability, and long-term affordability. Ozonated water eliminates pathogens and deodorizes odors. It converts into oxygen molecules after the sanitization process. Ozone sanitation systems can be automated and significantly reduce labor costs. Not only can expenses be lowered over extended periods of time, but it also significantly decreases the margin for human error.
BioSure SSS+ Units for Dental Clinics
Dental clinics in Taiwan have been relying on BioSure Professional’s Space Sanitizer System Plus (SSS+) as an indoor sanitization solution to bounce back from Covid by implementing advanced new sanitation methods. The SSS+ uses innovative technology to convert regular water into high-purity ozone mist. When released into an environment, the ozonated water mist sanitizes both air and surfaces. Research conducted by Nara Medical University in Japan shows that low-concentration ozone emitted by the BioSure Professional SSS+ deactivates 99.99% of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus-host on surfaces. This means that SSS+ units release a mist of ozone that neutralizes COVID-19 in the air. What’s more, third-party laboratory tests have proven that misted ozone water from BioSure Professional’s SSS+ device can effectively kill pathogens and airborne viruses up to 99.9%. The SSS+ also fully complies with regulations from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The SSS+ provides safe, low-concentrated ozone levels within an area of up to 150 m2 without emitting any harmful by-products that cause lung damage or throat irritation. And when in comfort mode the machine is safe for people to be around indoors.