If you’ve been following our Facebook posts you’d know that the last few months have been crazy at Dee for Dentist. We’re seeing record numbers of patients with no signs of slowing down. As such we are experiencing some minor growing pains. One area that needed to be addressed was sterilization. Step 1 of our sterilization process starts with an ultrasonic bath.

Ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber, and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks, and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces. – Wikipedia

Our current ultrasonic was a mere 3 gallon unit and was causing a bottleneck in the sterilization process. As such we’ve upgraded to a new 8 gallon unit from Sonix4. At more than double the previous capacity, this beast should significantly speed up our sterilization process.