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Introducing a new addition to the CONTINU range of infection control products.

Cleaning & Disinfecting your loupes

As one of the leading suppliers of loupes to UK dentists, Nuview are often asked what is the best way to clean, disinfect and maintain them in order to comply with the legislation and to retain the appearance and image quality Zeiss lenses are renowned for.

Not only may loupes gather dust and general debris throughout the day, but they’re also very much in the firing line as far as pathogens are concerned due to splatter and splashes during patient treatment. If these contaminants aren’t removed effectively, they represent a cross infection control risk that may undermine all the other good practices within your surgery.

Though surgery decontamination will always be the priority, why spend all that time making sure your instruments, surfaces and equipment are immaculate, and disposing of single-use products such as face masks and gloves, only to fall down at the last hurdle on your loupes?

Section 6.29 of HTM01-05 recognises that eyewear is reusable if cleaned in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions but accepts that this may still be difficult. It recommends that cleaning should take place when loupes become “visibly dirty and/or at the end of each session.” The problem has always been what to clean them with as, like any piece of equipment with high quality components, loupes must be handled with care in order to produce first class magnification for a sustained period of time. This is why Nuview has extended its popular and successful Continu range by launching cleaning and disinfectant wipes specifically intended for dental loupes.

For cleaning and maintenance, here’s what Nuview recommends:

  • When not in use, store the loupes in their original case.
  • Take care to never submerge your dental loupes in water or any other form of liquid, as loupes are not waterproof.
  • Ultrasonic baths and autoclaves should be avoided at all cost.
  • Steer clear of cotton gauze as it may scratch the surfaces of the lenses, compromising performance and providing a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Avoid applying a disinfectant in spray form directly onto the loupes as this could damage component parts, so stick to wipes
  • When your loupes are visibly dirty or at the end of each session, clean and disinfect them using Continu 2 in1 alcohol free loupes wipes from the personal pack for double the benefit without any of the compromise. As Continu 2 in 1 Anti-Microbial Loupes Wipes are water based they are far less likely to cause damage and, as HTM 01-05 states, ‘If there is obvious blood contamination, the presence of protein will compromise the efficacy of alcohol based wipes.’
  • The wipes are great for cleaning the lenses and frames but it is important that the solution is wiped away afterwards to maintain your loupes in excellent condition so simply use a micro-fibre cleaning cloth gently but effectively to remove any surplus liquid.

With the new Continu Cleaning & Disinfectant Wipes, supplied in a handy personal pack of 35 wipes per pouch, keeping your loupes clean, disinfected and in excellent condition is now a straightforward task ensuring that your magnification equipment meets patients expectations of cleanliness and maintains the same high standards as the rest of your surgery.

The Continu Cleaning & Disinfectant Wipes for Loupes can be purchased online Online Shop or over the phone with one of Nuview’s friendly advisers by calling 01453 872266.

Nuview Support's The Marah Trust

We would like to wish all our customers and suppliers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support over the past year.

As in previous years, rather than sending Christmas cards and gifts to our customers, we will be making a donation to a local charity. This year we are donating to a Stroud based Charity, The Marah Trust, who offer Support to the homeless and vulnerable throughout the year. Our donation will be to fund a Christmas lunch for those who are excluded from every day positive experiences of life. We expect that over 100 people will catered for with fine Christmas fare.

Who Are Marah?

Marah is a charitable organisation committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalised adults in the Stroud District, helping them to move on from their addictions and circumstances. We work with people on the margins of society; those who are excluded from the everyday, positive experiences of life due to their circumstances, life history and others’ perception of them.

Marah’s purpose is to offer friendship, wholesome food, advice, respect and hope to the people who come to us for assistance. We reach out to those in need, providing fellowship and support in a non-judgemental, welcoming framework.

Their vision is to be a key provider of support to those in need in the Stroud District, helping them to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing. We aim to achieve this by helping our clients to access existing statutory and charitable services. Where these services are unsuitable or unavailable, Marah will aim to provide this help direct.

Please visit www.marah.org.uk or https://www.facebook.com/marahstroud/ to see for yourself the excellent work they carry out supporting the vulnerable.

 

We look forward to working with you in the New Year.

Nuview Supports The Dental Mavericks Dental Aid Charity

 

Since 2010, charity Dental Mavericks has been delivering much-needed oral healthcare to disadvantaged communities across Morocco, and more recently Lesvos in Greece, and Lebanon. The dedicated team of ‘Mavericks’ is supported by a number of volunteers, one of who is Michelle Reid.

Michelle is Clinical Manager and Senior Dental Nurse at Heath Dental in Birmingham, but in her spare time is an active volunteer for Dental Mavericks. In June of this year, Michelle travelled to Greece as part of a team to provide dental care to hundreds of families, and has been involved in a number of other projects since joining the Dental Mavericks family. This, along with her expertise in dental nursing recently earned her a place as a trustee for Dental Mavericks, and there are already plans in motion to travel to either Morocco or Lebanon in 2018.

 

Of course, as a non-profit organisation, all projects rely on fundraising, donations and the generosity of sponsorship from companies and individuals from the profession. Events such as the Dental Mavericks Ball – which is being held on Friday 26 January 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester – and the upcoming Atlas Mountain cycling challenge, are a big help in raising funds. However, for volunteers like Michelle, personal sponsorship is essential.

Nuview is therefore delighted to be sponsoring Michelle for her 2018 trip with Dental Mavericks, and looks forward to following her on her journey. To mark the occasion, Nuview’s Managing Director, John Woods, visited Heath Dental to present Michelle with a cheque and wish her well for the task ahead.

To find out more about the work of Dental Mavericks and upcoming events and projects, visit www.dentalmavericks.org/. Together with our help, professionals like Michelle can make a real difference where it matters most.

Nuview News

To see more information regarding Nuview News, please click on the individual item.

17/05/2017

Nuview has another successful event at the 2017 Dentistry Show

22/03/2017

Carl Zeiss EXTARO 300 Dental Microscope Press Release

28/02/2017

Non-Surgical Root Canal Re-Treatment of the Mandibular Left First Premolar – Dental Practice February Edition, Article Pages 17-19.

19/10/2016

 Maximizing the Return On Investment Of An Operating Microscope.

02/06/2016

Nuview announce attendance at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition

25/04/2016

Celebrate 170 years of ZEISS Optics!

20/04/2016

Eastman course presented by Dr Tony Druttman

04/04/2016

Dr Tony Druttman – Endodontics Article

19/02/2016

Nuview successfully supports Contemporary Endodontics

17/02/2016

Dr Arvind Sharma Non Surgical Root Canal

18/01/2016

Superb LED Illumination

13/01/2016

More Predictable Treatment Outcomes

11/01/2016

Quality of the Yirro system

08/01/2016

It’s all in the Detail

18/11/2015

Nuview successfully exhibits at the BDIA

09/11/2015

Silver Point removal video using OPMI Pico dental microscope with HD recording

19/10/2015

The magic of magnification

02/10/2015

Nuview announce two one day training courses

22/09/2015

Loupes – the benefits for dental professionals

15/07/2015

Ergonomics in the Dental Surgery

08/07/2015

Nuview is awarded CE marking

03/07/2015

Fractured instrument removal video using OPMI Pico dental microscope with HD recording

17/06/2015

C Shaped Canal video using OPMI Pico dental microscope with HD recording

15/06/2015

Case study on implant treatment using Carl Zeiss EyeMag Pro loupes

26/05/2015

Two articles regarding the use of a dental microscope published in the Scottish Dental Magazine

22/05/2015

Nuview announce their support for an Endodontic Masterclass with Professor Pierre Machtou

27/04/2015

Ten reasons to buy a dental microscope

15/04/2015

Microphotography – Incorporating technology could be easier than you think

30/03/2015

See More, Treat more

25/03/2015

Implantology – Clearly In View

16/03/2015

Superior Visualisation at The Dentistry Show – Come and see us on Stand G30.

12/03/2015

Carl Zeiss – taking your dentistry to the next level

09/03/2015

The benefits of introducing a dental microscope to the dental surgery

06/03/2015

Advanced visualisation systems – A huge step towards modernising a dental practice

27/02/2015

The integration of the modern dental microscope

25/02/2015

Fantastic Microscope Endodontic Course with Pierre Machtou

23/02/2015

Case Study Endodontic Retreatment

20/02/2015

Case Study Acute Apical Periodontitis

16/02/2015

The use of microscopy to enhance general dentistry

09/02/2015

Beyond Endodontics: The microscope in dentistry

06/02/2015

The Dental Operating Microscope – a whole world of opportunity

04/02/2015

New Standard of Ergonomics for Dental Microscopy

02/02/2015

Clarity and comfort from Carl Zeiss and Nuview

30/01/2015

Magnification in Dentistry – Case Studies

28/01/2015

Nuview For Quality Dental Loupes

26/01/2015

Laser protection for dentists

23/01/2015

Enhance Your Vision With OPMI Pico From Carl Zeiss

21/01/2015

Benefit From The Highest Quality Magnification
With Carl Zeiss Loupes

19/01/2015

Endless Possibilities – the Microscope in Dentistry

16/01/2015

Factors to Consider when purchasing Dental Loupes

14/01/2015

Nuview announces attendance at The Dentistry Show

09/01/2015

Nuview announce the Zeiss Dental Academy HOC Clinical Excellence course at Wakefield

13/08/2014

Incorporating technology could be easier than you think – Article in The Probe

08/05/2014

Nuview launches Continu 2 in 1 floor cleaner and disinfectant

02/04/2014

Nuview impress at The Dentistry Show

11/02/2014

How a dental microscope transforms working practice

07/02/2014

My First Steps into Hi Res Dentistry

05/02/2014

Nuview celebrates 10 years at the top

02/09/2013

Nuview celebrate 10th anniversary

02/09/2013

Continu Instrument Cleaner

12/01/2013

Continu delivers CQC compliant solution

03/01/2013

Nuview’s Continu Impression Disinfectant

02/09/2013
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