Septodont, the world leader in pain management, has always been at the forefront of dentistry, developing, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of high quality dental products all over the world. Now, its French affiliate 100% dedicated to dental needles continues to innovate with Ultra Safety Plus Twist, the upgrade of its gold standard safety injection device. This comes as an important evolution to further help dental professionals to efficiently protect themselves against needle stick injuries (NSI).
Needle stick injuries: a significant risk
Among the 35 million health workers, the World Health Organization estimated that 3 million suffered from percutaneous exposures to bloodborne pathogens each year.1 The needle stick injuries represent significant risks on:
- Health: Among health care workers, about 40% of HBV and HCV infections and 2.5% of HIV infections are due to occupational sharps exposures.1
- Cost: Costs for a healthcare organization when a needle stick injury occurs are about $747 (range between $199 and $1,691).2
- Legislation: Many health care agencies put in place legislations to prevent needle stick injuries requiring the implementation of safety procedures, the use of safety devices and the prohibition of the recapping of needles
Ultra Safety Plus Twist: a safe and easy device
Ultra Safety Plus has become the gold standard safety device, demonstrating its efficacy at protecting the dental team from needle stick injuries and complying with the latest regulations. New Ultra Safety Plus Twist is safer and easier with its new intuitive patented locking system: only two easy steps are needed for a secure assembly. Also, the device is available as either sterile single use or with a sterilisable handle.
For over 80 years Septodont has been a global influence in manufacturing dental materials and local anesthetics for the dental community. Today they are a leader in pain management with a presence in over 150 countries with regulatory approvals to match. Septodont has 8 manufacturing facilities on 4 continents; Canada, United States, India, France (3) and Brazil (2).
- WHO, The world health report 2002 - Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life, 2002.
- Mannocci A, De Carli G, Di Bari V, et al. How Much do Needlestick Injuries Cost? A Systematic Review of the Economic Evaluations of Needlestick and Sharps Injuries Among Healthcare Personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37(6):635–646. doi:10.1017/ice.2016.48.