A whitepaper explaining how the use of disposable bib holders can eliminate the risk of patient-to-patient bacteria transmission via bib clips is now available for download from DUX Dental.
The report “Disposable vs. Reusable Patient Bib Chains: Lowering the ‘YUCK’ Factor” is authored by John A. Molinari PhD and Peri Nelson B.S., and was originally published in THE DENTAL ADVISOR. The report looks at previous research showing that bib chains can transmit bacteria because they come in contact with patients’ skin and clinicians’ gloves, and even when disinfected between patients, the clips can retain bacteria 40 to 70 percent of the time.
Beyond eliminating the risk of bacteria transmission, using disposable bib holders can also save a dental practice time previously spent disinfecting bib chains, be cost neutral because the cost of the disposable holders is similar to the cost of the disinfectant products used on bib chains, and is no less green because using disinfectant wipes to clean bib chains creates as much waste as the disposable bib holders.
To download the report, visit www.DUXDental.com/BibChainComparison.
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