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System Precautions; Procedural Precautions; Adverse Reactions; Infection Control - DENTSPLY Cavitron Touch Directions For Use Manual

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system until the advisory is cancelled. When the
advisory is cancelled, flush all incoming waterlines
from the public water system (e.g. faucets, waterlines
and dental equipment) in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions for a minimum of 5 minutes.
• Per FCC Part 15.21, changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate
this equipment.
• This portable transmitter with its antenna complies with
FCC/IC RF exposure limits for general population /
uncontrolled exposure.
• This Device complies with Industry Canada License-
exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause
interference, and 2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
SECTiON 4: precautions

4 1 System precautions

• Close manual shut-off valve on the dental office water
supply every night before leaving the office.
• Do not place the system on or next to a radiator or
other heat source. Excessive heat may damage the
system's electronics. Place the system where air is free
to circulate on all sides and beneath it.
• The system is portable, but must be handled with care
when moving.
• Equipment flushing and dental water supply system
maintenance are strongly recommended. See Section
10: System Care.
Never operate system without fluid flowing through the
• Always ensure that the electrical connections on the
handpiece cable and the Steri-Mate
and dry before assembling them for use.

4 2 procedural precautions

• As with all dental procedures, use universal precautions
(i.e., wear face mask, eyewear, or face shield, gloves
and protective gown).
• The Cavitron Touch Ultrasonic Scaling System works
with Cavitron inserts as a system, and was designed and
tested to deliver maximum performance for all currently
available Cavitron brand ultrasonic inserts. Companies
that manufacture, repair or modify inserts carry the sole
responsibility for proving the efficacy and performance of
their products when used as a part of this system. Users
handpiece are clean
are cautioned to understand the operating limits of their
insert before using in a clinical setting.
• Like bristles of a toothbrush, ultrasonic inserts "wear"
with use. Inserts with just 2 mm of wear lose about 50%
of their scaling efficiency. In general it is recommended
that ultrasonic inserts be discarded and replaced after
one year of use to maintain optimal efficiency and
avoid breakage.
• If excessive wear is noted, or the insert has been
bent, reshaped or otherwise damaged, discard the insert
• Ultrasonic insert tips that have been bent, damaged, or
reshaped are susceptible to in-use breakage and should
be discarded and replaced immediately.
• Retract the lips, cheeks and tongue to prevent contact
with the insert tip whenever it is placed in the patient's

Adverse reactions

None Known.

infection Control

6 1 general infection Control

• For operator and patient safety, carefully practice the
infection control procedures detailed in the Cavitron
Systems Infection Control Procedures booklet
accompanying your System. Additional booklets can be
obtained by calling Customer Service at 1-800-989-8826,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Eastern
Time). For areas outside the U.S., contact your local
DENTSPLY representative.
As with high speed handpieces and other dental devices,
the combination of water and ultrasonic vibration from
the Cavitron Touch Ultrasonic Scaler will create aerosols.
Following the procedural guidelines in Section 9 of this
manual can effectively control and minimize aerosol

6 2 water Supply recommendations

• It is highly recommended that all dental water supply
systems conform to applicable CDC (Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention) and ADA
(American Dental Association) standards, and that all
recommendations be followed in terms of flushing,
chemical flushing, and general infection control
procedures. See Sections 7.1 and 10.

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