Bio Hygiene: Making the working environment safer

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Bio Hygiene owner/director Jurgen Kuhefuss explains the system to dental assistants.

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With a range of effective, high-quality infection control products on the market, Bio Hygiene is committed to making the working environment of dental nurses and surgeries safer and more environmentally friendly

The importance of infection control in dental surgeries cannot be overstated. It is simply imperative that high levels of quality infection control are consistently utilised in all dental surgeries.

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Just as important are the types of products used and the impact they have on the environment, your staff and your patients. The Bio Hygiene range of products do not contain phenols, aldehydes or glutaraldehyde. Some of these chemicals are marine pollutants and they can have a devastating effect on pregnant women. An over-exposure to the chemical phenol can lead to stunting growth of a baby in utero.

“We want to make the working environment as safe as possible for patients and dental nurses who undertake most of the infection control duties,” says Jurgen Kuhefuss, director and owner of Bio Hygiene. “We are also committed to ensuring our products are environmentally friendly.”

Bio Hygiene’s range of products—everything from suction cleaners, wipes ultrasonic solutions to hand disinfectant gel—is the most up-to date infection control range in the country. While other producers are using formulas that are over 20 years old, Bio Hygiene is constantly refining their products to be the safest and most effective possible.

“And they will save your practice money,” says Jurgen. “Bio Hygiene manufactures in Australia which means keeping jobs in Australia. Our competitors,  who fully import their products, are shipping a product that is 90 per cent water. Shipping water around the world is very expensive.”

As the chemicals contained in many other infection control products are so dangerous, it is essential that female dentists, hygienists and dental assistants are educated about the potential impact. As Jurgen says, these products are used multiple times a day and can have an accumulative effect. “It is also highly likely that staff are inhaling these chemicals all day long.”

A little known fact about dental chairs is that most warranties allow for any brand of cleaning product to be used. “Ninety per cent of dental chairs allows the owner to clean the chair with any product they like, as long as they follow the manufacturer’s instructions,” says Jurgen. “Then once a chair is out of warranty, the owner can use the cleaning products of their choice provided they are TGA listed.

“Of course, all Bio Hygiene products are TGA listed above Australian standards. They also have clearance by European REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) that was introduced in 2006.”

Bio Hygiene offers effective, high-quality infection control products that can be used with confidence. They are environmentally friendly and help to reduce waste through the provision of refillable bottles. Most importantly, Bio Hygiene products are safe for patients and the staff who undertake infection control repeatedly every day. All females in a dental surgery—particularly those who want to start a family—can be assured that our products are completely free from phenols, aldehydes and glutaraldehyde.

“Bio Hygiene is proud of the differences we have from our competitors,” says Jurgen. “We are committed to making the working environment safer and environmentally friendly while providing superior infection control for all our customers.”

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