Welcome back. I hope you and your staff have been safe and healthy throughout this interesting, and sometimes scary ordeal. Fortunately for us, we have been able to stay open and when we were not making teeth, we had the time to train and research. Our goal from the beginning of this shutdown was to use this time to improve our abilities and the quality of our product. We hope you will see that improvement.
This Pandemic has shined a light on something that has been on my mind for many years - case sanitation. We have made some changes with our packaging so we can address the sanitation requirements of the CDC. We also need your help with some new guidelines for sanitation.
Below is our new sanitation policy that provides a few of the CDC guidelines and explains how we will help you with case sanitation and the changes we’ve made to deliver a more sanitized crown to you. Click here to view, download, and print out our sanitation policy so you may post it in a visible area for your staff to see.
Click here to find a copy of our new Rx form. Please review the new Record of Sanitation section. We need you and your staff to please provide us with the information requested.
I realize that we may be asking you to make changes in your routine and that these changes may require a little more time. I think we can all agree that when we minimize the risk of contamination, through sanitation, everyone will benefit. If you have any questions or need help with changing your procedure, please don’t hesitate to call McTech Dental Lab.
Thank you for your help keeping everyone safe.
Mark McKee CDT
McTech Dental Lab has changed our Rx to include a section to be marked for materials included with each case as well as the sanitation method used for each material. We have created this record of sanitation based on the recommendations stated in the CDC MMWR Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003. We will scan and attach this document to patient records that McTech and the client practice can access at any time.
Please note that not performing any kind of disinfection prior to sending it to us is not a selectable option.
As stated in CDC MMWR Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003, sanitation should take place “as soon as possible after removal from the patient’s mouth before drying of blood or other bioburden can occur”. For this reason, we are asking that your practice provide sanitation measures.
McTech will make appropriate sanitary bags available for each case, as a courtesy for the submission of your case to McTech Dental Lab. Please let us know when you require these materials. This does not constitute an endorsement to send any items to us not disinfected.
All items must be put into the provided bags. All paper documents such as the paper Rx must be uncontaminated and placed in the outside document pouch.
Please do not send any materials in your case pan.
In turn, we are sanitizing each completed restoration before sending it to your practice using 70% Isopropyl Alcohol allowed to fully dry, placed in a tamper evident bag, and labeled for our client practices records as stated in CDC MMWR Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003.
McTech Dental Lab does not assume the manufacturers recommendations for sanitation methods used, nor will we supersede them. As such, it is the responsibility of the practice to understand the effects of the disinfection method used on their specific materials. The best way to find this information is to contact the manufacturer.
McTech Dental Lab reserves the right to returned a case for proper sanitization and documentation.
Everyone here at McTech appreciates your help to keep ours and your staff safe.
You can download a copy of our Rx here. Please fill out all relevant fields as thoroughly as possible, paying special attention to the area mark Record of Disinfection.