DentiZyme is a pH neutral enzymatic detergent used for manual and ultrasonic instrument cleaning. Designed for use in ultrasonic baths and for manual cleaning of dental and medical devices, DentiZyme is suitable for use on water-resistant surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, ceramics, plastic and soft metals. To use, dilute to 5ml per litre.
- pH neutral
- Low foaming
- Highly effective protein removal
- Ultrasonic compatible
- Available in 2 different bottle sizes – 2 litre and 5 litre
The principal methods of cleaning reusable dental instruments currently available are: cleaning using a washer-disinfector; manual combined with ultrasonic cleaning; manual.
Instruments should be briefly immersed in cold water (with detergent) to remove some of the blood and other visible soil before ultrasonic cleaning.
Care should be taken to minimise aerosol production in this process and to safeguard against inoculation injury. The use of a purpose-designed container with sealing lid is recommended.
Users should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the safe operation of the ultrasonic cleaner and take care when loading and unloading the cleaner.
Change the solution when it becomes heavily contaminated or otherwise at the end of every clinical session, because the build-up of debris will reduce the effectiveness of cleaning. Ensure that staff are aware of the need to assess when a change of solution is necessary as advised in the operational requirements.
In principle, manual cleaning is the simplest method to set up, but it is hard to validate because it is difficult to ensure that it is carried out effectively on each occasion.
Dental instrument cleaning can pose a challenge due to their complex design and the sheer variety of debris that needs to be removed, from fatty to protein-based soils. With Dentizyme’s enzymatic, pH neutral formulation, stubborn soils can be effectively removed without risk of damage to dental instruments. To use, dilute to 5ml per litre.