Post Covid-19 strategies

Contraluz

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As labs do we know of anything yet that has been mandated towards us? Right now I use cardboard boxes to deliver my cases. Do you think I should preemptively go to plastic so I can let my accounts know that I wipe them down with Cavicide before I deliver the case. Or, is that a moot point if I'm not wearing gloves when I deliver the box?

I know the Dr's are getting hit hard with the guidelines and changes they need to make. Do we have anything in writing or on YouTube regarding labs yet?

Maybe Alex of O'Brien Dental Lab will make us another informative video :)
You may want to check NADL's website or any of the supply companies, in regards to videos etc. But. if you have employees, I think this should be your/our biggest concern, in regards of spreading the virus. Make sure they wear masks (unless your political affiliation doesn't allow you to do so Vroam) and make sure they wash their hands on a regular bases etc etc...
Delivery boxes can be handled with gloves and thrown away, after receiving them. What ever is inside, I'd spray it abundantly with Cavicide. After that, you should be ok. (IMHO)
 
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I'm self employed so that helps to simplify things.

I figure what I'll also do is to clean the lab pans after every case use. I don't have a dishwasher at work, so I'll bring them home to wash.
 
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I'm self employed so that helps to simplify things.

I figure what I'll also do is to clean the lab pans after every case use. I don't have a dishwasher at work, so I'll bring them home to wash.
Get some cavicide wipes for cleaning the lab pans. We’ve always cleaned them this way.
 
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I suppose I'll need to wear a mask now, or at least for awhile, when I take custom shades.
 
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yep, I do and have worn netural colored gloves over the years, now it will also need to be a mask.
 
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@JMN that's a nicer looking Alf avatar, then the red/orange fuzzy one you had :)
 
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As labs do we know of anything yet that has been mandated towards us? Right now I use cardboard boxes to deliver my cases. Do you think I should preemptively go to plastic so I can let my accounts know that I wipe them down with Cavicide before I deliver the case. Or, is that a moot point if I'm not wearing gloves when I deliver the box?

I know the Dr's are getting hit hard with the guidelines and changes they need to make. Do we have anything in writing or on YouTube regarding labs yet?

Maybe Alex of O'Brien Dental Lab will make us another informative video :)
I’ve been thinking the same. Wondering about a larger ziplock plastic bag they can toss. But how would they send impression
cases. That would work for iOS.
I did get five cases from my largest office last week and they sent them in my boxes. I did toss the plastic crown boxes. Used to reuse those . Don’t feel comfortable anymore to do that.
 
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I use paper bags to hold everything and a quart zippy bag for the pt contact stuff.
 
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I did toss the plastic crown boxes. Used to reuse those . Don’t feel comfortable anymore to do that.
Same here. It's one of the little things we can tell them we're doing on our end for theirs and their patients sake. I just figure Ron will get my re-orders for crown boxes more frequently now.
I like that his come pre-packed with the foam pads already inserted.
 
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I use paper bags to hold everything and a quart zippy bag for the pt contact stuff.
That's a good idea. Do you also use Sharpie on the outside of the bag the Dr's and patients name for when they put the bag on their lab counter?

My Dr's like that I put a 2 x 2 sticky note on the top of the box with the Dr's and patients name so they can see it from counter top view, or, they stick them on the end if they put it on a shelf. That's why I still want to use a box of some sort, even plastic if need be for the ability to wipe it with Cavicide wipes (thank you, Doris) and reuse it as a now sterile box.

I wrap the casts in bubble wrap, the impressions go in a baggie and the crowns in a box. It's clean when it leaves my lab, it's just that sometimes they're not as careful at sending impressions that may contaminate a cardboard box.
 
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