*Results from independent third-party cleaning validation testing.
Why use an automated washer-disinfector?Authorities now recommend that dental instruments first be processed in a mechanical washer or washer-disinfector prior to sterilisation. Across Europe, standards and guidelines (ISO15883 / RKI / BDA Advice Sheet A12) reflect this advice.
Is the HYDRIM M2 right for my practice?The HYDRIM M2 has been designed in accordance with the relevant sections of ISO15883, the new International standard for washer disinfectors and also the UK guidelines, HTM2030. It is intended specifically for medium to large dental practices with five or more operatories. It is most often installed under the counter in a sterilisation centre, but can also be used as a free-standing unit.
How will a HYDRIM washer-disinfector help my practice?Saves valuable time
Virtually eliminates hand scrubbing
Kinder to instruments
No need to pat instruments dry
How does the HYDRIM washing-disinfection system work?Prior to placing instruments in the HYDRIM, remove composite, cement and amalgam at chair side, then load instruments in trays or baskets, place in the HYDRIM, and press start.
HYDRIM's cycles wash, rinse, disinfect and dry your instruments, preparing them for sterilisation in STATIM or other autoclaves. (There are two disinfection cycles that hold instruments at 80ºC for 10 minutes or 90ºC for 5 minutes, following the washing phases.)
The HIP™ chemical (HYDRIM Cleaning Solution with Instrument Protection) has been carefully formulated to provide outstanding compatibility with a wide range of materials and coatings. HIP is automatically added at various stages in the cycle to optimise the cleaning and protection of instruments. Independent testing indicates 99.9% protein removal - far beyond the level detectable with the naked eye!
Infection control products and practices
Sterilization and equipment maintenance-STATIM autoclave work practices-HYDRIM automatic instrument washer work practices
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Precision modern body piercing techniques-Safe piercing procedure without clamps [freehand]-Large gauge initial piercing methods-Science and experience based aftercare
Brian founded Piercing Experience in 1992 as a piercer inspired to research and evolve safe body modification and share the results with the community. Apart from work as a dealer for infection control products, he is an educator who has presented many seminars and workshops at conferences in North and South America and Europe. He is a frequent APP contributor ever since the first conference, an active business member since 1996, former editor of The Point Journal, completed three terms as a Board member as Treasurer, International Liaison and President, and commenced his fourth term as Medical director in 2017.
Brian celebrates over 25 years of sharing his body art expertise with his clients, colleagues and friends. He specializes in body piercing, safety standards, STATIM autoclaves and HYDRIM automated instrument washers, and is an authorized dealer for the SciCan family of products. He offers expert consultation and training for streamlined workflow for Body Art Professionals. As a long time member of ASTM International and the APP, he develops, interprets and publishes evidence based standards for continual improvement in the field of Body Arts.