ADENNA® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches Rated by TDA August 1, 2013
ADENNA® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches are constructed using durable, medical-grade paper with a blue-tinted transparent film for easy viewing of instruments and tears, should they occur. ADENNA® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches are available in 12 sizes in 100 or 200-count boxes. ADENNA® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches were evaluated by 27 consultants in over 5,800 uses. This sterilization pouch received an 86% clinical rating, + + + + out of the best 5 +’s scale.
ADENNA® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches come in a variety of sizes that are useful in the dental office. The presence of internal and external indicators confirms sterility of the contents. The triple-sealed seams are strong enough to contain heavy instruments without ripping during insertion.
The strip is easy to peel from the adhesive band, and the paper flap folds neatly at the perforation. 22% of consultants rated ADENNA® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches better than other pouches they were using and 41% rated them equivalent. 52% percent would switch to ADENNA® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches and 63% would recommend them to a colleague.
➢ Instruments should be dry before placing them in the pouch.
➢ Place pouches paper-side up in traditional autoclaves and paper-side down in Class B sterilizers that feature vacuum drying.
➢ “Bags are sturdy.”
➢ “The internal indicator is an important feature.”
➢ “Pouches are easy to seal and open.”
➢ “Color change is obvious.”
Dental Advisor + Rating is based on a scale of 1 to 5:
+ + + + + = Excellent (96% – 100%)
+ + + + = Very Good (86% – 95%)
+ + + = Good (76% – 85%)
+ + = Fair (66% – 75%)
+ = Poor (56% – 65%)
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