The best way to preserve the finish of your Engle Dental Systems equipment is to use the barrier technique whenever possible. The barrier technique will ensure maximum long-term durability of the surfaces and finishes of the equipment.
It is imperative that the equipment be thoroughly washed with a mild soap and warm water solution at least once a day regardless of the chemical disinfectant used. This will minimize the harmful effects of chemical disinfectant residue being allowed to build up on the equipment. Always follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s directions for use. Disinfectant solutions that are relatively harmless to surfaces at their recommended strengths can be corrosive at higher than recommended dilution ratios. Consult your dental dealer regarding specific chemical disinfecting and cleaning products.
The following disinfectants will harm the surface finish of Engle Dental Systems equipment and are NOT RECOMMENDED. Use of these products will void your warranty:
Household Bleach at 5.25% , Ethyl Alcohol, Alcohol-Based Phenols/PH3NOL, Household cleaners, Strong Phenols and/or Alcohol Combinations
Iodine-based products have been known to stain upholstered and painted surfaces.
These disinfectants have been found to be LEAST HARMFUL to the equipment surfaces. None of these products are recommended for chair upholstery. Use the barrier technique:
Chemical Composition: Enhanced Quaternary Ammonia, Mild Phenols, Glutaraldehyde/Phenol Sprays, Synergized Super Quat, Phenol/Water Sprays
Use care when flushing unit lines and water bottle systems.
If using a powdered flushing product with water, be sure that powder is thoroughly dissolved. Improper mixing will cause residual debris in the unit lines and may cause damage.