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Dental facilities face a variety of challenges. One that’s largely understated is the need for consistently clean, quality linens for their patients. Now more than ever, safety is of the utmost importance.
Due to COVID-19, new regulations have been put in place for PPE. According to the ADA, dental workers should use the highest level of PPE available when treating patients. Masks with goggles and face shields are recommended.
To keep complications in your dental practice to a minimum, you also need quality, professionally cared for dental linens.
When a dental practice isn’t partnered with the best provider, any number of unfortunate things can happen. Not only does a poor-quality provider endanger the health of patients, but it also potentially harms the facility’s day-to-day operations. Here’s what to expect from a bad provider:
A facility not built with the intention of cleaning and transporting dental linens with the highest degree of cleanliness possible will not provide what dental facilities need. The standard of cleanliness required of medical linens in general is far greater than that of other industries. This, however, doesn’t prohibit laundry facilities built for those other industries from advertising and providing dental linen services.
For those providers, the same machines that process the tablecloths from your local steakhouse handle your dental linens. There are a few problems with this arrangement:
The lower standards of these facilities don’t stop at the processes; there’s also the logistic shortcomings of these operations. Because the demands of their other served industries aren’t as powerful, it’s possible that their methods of service aren’t either.
These shortcomings manifest in many ways including:
While there’s a lot to look out for, there’s also some things to look for in your dental linen provider.
The right dental linen provider for your business will be a medical linen provider. If medical linen is all your provider does, their standards will likely be where you need them to be. Not only that, but the quality of their product will likely be higher than it would be otherwise.
A medical linen provider that’s truly up for the task will have accreditations to show it. Because of the demands of medical linen, there are several organizations that provide badges of accreditation. These accreditations demonstrate adherence to industry standard materials, cleaning, training, facility maintenance, and transportation.
Crown Health Care Laundry Services is a proud member of the HLAC Accredited community. HLAC Accreditation is achieved by passing thorough inspection of a facility’s processes, systems, and procedures. It takes several factors into consideration: facility design, equipment, practices, training, protocols, and adherence to regulatory body requirements. Crown Health Care also holds an accreditation with the TRSA.
The amount of time a facility has been in business can also be a good indicator of reliability. With over 65 years of experience, Crown Health Care Laundry Service has a strong record of quality service to the medical community.
For more information, give us a call at (844) 383-6600 or ask about a free quote for service!
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