Dentists now have a "green" option for their sterilization center and operatory cabinetry. Triangle Furniture Systems, a subsidiary of Planmeca Oy, pioneered more than 18 years ago the first integrated sterilization process based on the standards established by CDC, OSHA, and ADA, and called it the Steri-Center 9000 series. Triangle Furniture Systems has now upgraded the Steri-Center, making it a more "green" product and enhancing the efficiency of the dental office infection control protocol.
To improve the environmental profile of the new Steri-Center SCX-5 system, Triangle has now built green technology into the cabinet's design by making subtle but significant changes in materials and processes by which the cabinets are manufactured.
One of these changes, for instance, is the reduction or elimination of products containing formaldehyde, which is released into the air in the event of a fire. Additionally, Triangle has replaced all fluorescent lights with LED lighting, which generate far less heat and save energy versus fluorescent lights.
Steri-Center SCX-5 is a complete sterilization system designed to help dental professionals maintain a sterile environment easily, safely, and efficiently. Sterilization procedures can be accomplished using Steri-Center's foot- and knee-activated "hands free" mechanisms thus reducing contact with potentially contaminated instruments. Steri-Center's modular design can be customized to fit any size sterilization area.
Triangle has also visually defined the contaminated instrument storage area with red lights, and the blue lighted sterile instrument storage area indicates the location of the sterile side. This makes it easier for the dental office staff to manage their infection control process following the standards established by OSHA, CDC and the ADA.
The Optiline work environment is perfectly designed to organize all supplies, instruments, equipment, and personal protective gear. Featuring a convenient satellite working surface, 6 square feet of work surface, 10 square feet of hands-free storage shelves, plus upper and lower storage cabinets, adjustable shelves, and removable drawers. Intuitively designed, it creates the ultimate ergonomic, aseptic, and aesthetic working environment in virtually any doctor's office or imaging facility.