How to Sterilize My Medit Scanner Equipment

Maintaining the hygiene and functionality of your Medit Scanner is essential for delivering high-quality dental care. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for cleaning and sterilizing your scanner components, including mirror tips, scanner lenses, and handpieces. By following these procedures, you can ensure your scanner operates efficiently and remains in excellent condition.

Materials Needed

  • Paper sterilization pouches
  • Autoclave
  • Wavicide-01 solution
  • Lint-free, non-abrasive cloth
  • Cotton-tipped swab
  • Denatured alcohol - Ethanol or Propanol - (60–70% Alc/Vol)

Sterilizing Mirror Tips

  1. Preparation: Place each scanner tip into a paper sterilization pouch, ensuring a tight seal.
  2. Sterilization: Use an autoclave to sterilize the tips under one of the following conditions:
    • 121℃ (249.8℉) for 30 minutes, with a subsequent 15-minute drying period.
    • 135℃ (275℉) for 10 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of drying.
  3. Reuse and Disposal: Scanner tips are durable for up to 150 sterilization cycles. Follow the disposal guide for proper discarding.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Scanner Tips

  1. Disinfecting: Submerge the tip in Wavicide-01 for 45 to 60 minutes. Follow with a thorough rinse.
    • Note: Please refer to the Wavicide-01 solution instruction manual for proper use.
  2. Drying: Pat the tip dry with a sterilized, non-abrasive cloth.

Caring for the Scanner Lens:

  1. Cleaning: Wipe the lens with a cloth or cotton-tipped swab moistened with alcohol. Ensure the use of ethanol or propanol to avoid staining.
  2. Drying: Use a dry, lint-free cloth to remove any moisture.

Maintaining the Scanner Handpiece:

  1. Filter Surface Cleaning: Clean the filter using an alcohol-soaked cloth with the device off and disconnected. Cover filter when completed.
    • Note: Do not wipe with your hands or use excessive force.
  2. Disinfecting the Body: Apply denatured alcohol to a soft, lint-free, nonabrasive cloth and wipe the scanner's surface. Dry thoroughly.

Conclusion

Regular maintenance of your Medit Scanner is crucial for optimal performance and longevity. These guidelines are designed to help you effectively clean and sterilize your scanner, ensuring it remains a reliable tool in your dental practice. For any persistent issues or additional support, please contact our IT team for assistance.

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