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IMS - Instrument Management System


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  • 1.  
  • 2. Times Are Changing
    • The dentist-to-population ratio has been declining since 1995, more dentists will be leaving than entering the workforce.
    • Population projections through 2025 are approximately +20% in the U.S. and +16% in Canada.
    • With people living longer and improved oral health, the number of teeth to be cared for is increasing at a faster rate than the population.
    • Of occupational exposure injuries in dentistry, 31% occur during instrument clean-up.
    Source: Journal of Dental Education Vol. 65, No. 6, Trends in Dentistry and Dental Education, Bureau of Labor Statistics, ADA 2003 Workforce Model 2001-2025, ADA News, Journal of Dental Education Vol. 65, No.5, Occupational Exposures to Blood in a Dental Teaching Environment: Results of a Ten-Year Surveillance Study
  • 3. What are the goals for your practice?
    • One that allows you to see more patients without having to expand your hours?
    • One that greatly improves productivity and reduces cost?
    • One the provides a state of the art infection control process and improves the marketability of your practice?
    • One that greatly eliminates the chance of sharp injuries for your staff and potential liability?
    • One that has a happy and dedicated staff?
  • 4. Creating a New Sterilization Environment
    • Increases productivity allowing more time to provide superior patient care.
    • Optimizes office flow which reduces staff stress
    • Helps to manage assets and operational costs
    • Allows for safer practices
    • Creates a marketable environment
    • All while promoting a positive and dedicated dental team
    Let’s see how IMS can help you achieve these goals by creating a new sterilization environment that:
  • 5. Process Flow
    • The first step is to establish a protocol that allows for efficient processing from chairside through storage, that will not only be more effective – it will reduce instrument wear, provide safer techniques, and increase productivity.
  • 6. Processing Recommendations
    • In this chart, OSAP highlighted the key areas the central processing area should be divided into:
      • Receiving, cleaning
      • Rinsing and drying
      • Preparation and packaging
      • Sterilization
      • Storage
  • 7. How Does IMS Work?
    • Hu-Friedy’s IMS system allows an office to:
      • Have additional time with their patients
      • Know what is in a set-up every time
      • Reduce the chance for sharps injuries
      • Prolong the life and care of instruments
      • Save time and money with no sorting or searching for instruments
    • Chairside efficiency is key to a successful practice.
    • Organization = Standardization = Efficiency
  • 8. By moving the instruments from cleaning through chairside…..
    • Save 5-10 minutes per procedure.
    • Eliminate dangerous hand scrubbing.
    • Eliminate time consuming sorting of instruments.
    • Portray a more professional image.
  • 9. How much time is saved?
    • Based on your procedures per day.
    • Based on your billing rate.
    • What could you do with that time?
  • 10. How fast is the Office’s return?
    • Purchase
      • Ultrasonic $2,500
      • Autoclave $5,000
      • IMS $5,000
      • Total $12,500
    • Revenue generated $99,000
    • Payoff in less than 2 months.
    • * With $15,000 steri-center, payoff in less than 4 months.
  • 11.
    • Standardized approach keeps instrument set-ups intact.
    • Enables assistant to remain at chairside for entire procedure.
    • Increases cleaning efficiency so no delays between patients.
    Efficiency & Organization
  • 12.
    • Reduces staff (and owner) stress.
    • Makes training easy for new employees.
    • Reduces chance for sharps injuries while improving OSHA compliance.
    • Enhances marketability of the practice attracting new patients and staff.
    Staff Satisfaction
  • 13.
    • Time saved* equals increased revenues.
    • Reduces exposure to contaminated sharps and exposure costs up to $3,000/incident.
    • Prolonged instrument life.
    • * IMS users have stated that they save 45-60 minutes per day using IMS system. (2003 market survey)
    Return on Investment
  • 14. What do customers think of IMS?
    • 98% are satisfied or very satisfied and said it was worth the investment
    • On average IMS saves up to 60 minutes per day
    • When asked why IMS was implemented:
      • Organization
      • Time savings
      • Increased efficiency
      • Safer protocols
    Source: IMS market survey by Hu-Friedy, 2003
      • “ It makes the office more professional and lets us provide a better patient experience ”
  • 15. Introduction to the IMS Line
    • Hu-Friedy offers the most complete line of instrument management products on the market.
      • Cassettes
      • Cleaning and Care
      • Sterilization
      • Organization
  • 16. Signature Series ® Cassettes
    • Made of long-lasting, low maintenance stainless steel.
    • Available in over 100 different size, configuration, and color options.
    • Can be customized to meet your needs.
    * Resin IMS Cassettes are also available.
  • 17. IMS – Features Electropolished Durable Silicone Rails Positive Locking Mechanism Functional Accessory Area Efficient Hole Pattern Smooth Round Corners Hu-Friedy Warranty
  • 18. IMS – Instrument Management System
    • Electropolish
      • Made of long-lasting, electropolished stainless steel that provides a protective sheet against corrosion and a professional appearance.
    • Durable Silicone Rails
      • Soft silicone rails are designed to safeguard instruments from damage during processing.
  • 19. IMS – Instrument Management System
    • Positive Locking Mechanism
      • Positive locking mechanism provides a visual indication that the cassette is locked for safety.
    • Functional Accessory Area
      • Accessory areas are available to make it easy to store other items you need for a procedure.
  • 20. IMS – Instrument Management System
    • Efficient Hole Pattern
      • Unique hole patterns enhance cleaning and sterilization and protect instruments from protrusion.
    • Smooth Round Corners
      • Smooth, rounded corners and slotted edges increase drainage and reduce drying time.
  • 21. IMS – Instrument Management System
    • Hu-Friedy Warranty
      • Hu-Friedy cassettes have a FOUR-YEAR warranty.
      • We stand behind our product 100%!
  • 22. Double-Decker™ Cassettes
    • Hold 8-20 instruments in the space of a small-sized cassette.
    • The compact size of these cassettes may allow an office to process an additional cassette during each cycle.
    • The patented compression arm protects the instruments throughout the cleaning cycle.
  • 23. Signature Series Collection
    • The Signature Series Collections features a compilation of clinician’s most popular procedural set-ups.
  • 24. IMS Instrument Management System
    • Now that you are more knowledgeable about Hu-Friedy’s Cassettes, let’s learn more about the IMS Cycle and how IMS can benefit you and your office.
  • 25. Chairside
    • Using IMS, everything is already organized and ready to go.
    • Color-code rings make it easy to return instruments to their proper procedural order.
  • 26. Cleaning
    • Using an IMS protocol, instruments are securely held in a fully enclosed, locked cassette.
    • The operator does not handle loose instruments, reducing the chance of exposure and injury.
  • 27. Sterilization
    • The cassettes are then packaged (i.e., using wrap or Bagette ® Self-Sealing Sterilization pouches) with internal and external indicators prior to sterilization.
    • The entire cassette can be placed in the autoclave unit for proper sterilization
  • 28. Storage
    • The storage of instruments in cassettes is the most efficient, safe, and organized method of storage.
  • 29. IMS – Instrument Management System
    • Hu-Friedy’s IMS system is more than just cassettes.
    • In addition to cassettes, the system includes cleaning and care and sterilization products for a comprehensive approach to instrument processing.
  • 30. Enzymax ® Detergent
    • Enzymax is the only specially formulated enzymatic detergent with dual enzymes and Steelgard ™ agents for added corrosion protection and sparkling instrument restoration.
    • Unique dual enzymes work quickly to remove and prevent biofilms while thoroughly cleaning instruments.
    • A multi-purpose detergent, used as an ultrasonic, presoak, linen, spot removal and evacuation cleaner.
    • Biodegradable and phosphate free .
  • 31.
    • With the Enzymax Spray Gel, instrument cleaning can begin while instruments are waiting to be processed.
    Enzymax Spray Gel
      • Keeps instruments moist, preventing debris from drying onto instruments before processing.
      • Dual Enzyme
        • Digests and removes blood, tissue, and other debris.
      • Built-in Corrosion Inhibitor
        • Protects stainless steel and anodized aluminum from corrosion.
      • Ready-to-use
      • Clear Gel Composition
      • Linen Spot Remover
      • Easy to Use
  • 32. IMS Wrap
    • Autoclave Wrap
      • Best combination of softness and added strength.
    • Universal Wrap
      • Great performance at a lower cost.
    Hu-Friedy offers two grades of wrap to meet an office’s needs.
  • 33. Bagette ® Pouches
    • Bagette Self-Sealing Sterilization pouches are designed to fit Hu-Friedy cassettes and are available in three sizes.
    • Constructed with durable materials and thick seals.
    • Built-in external and internal indicators that relay accurate time and temperature verification.
    For Every Cassette… There’s a Bagette
  • 34.
    • Hu-Friedy’s SporeCheck is a quick and accurate approach to in-office steam sterilization monitoring.
    • The fastest biological indicator (BI) monitoring system on the market, it provides reliable results in 24 hours while being in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines.
  • 35. IMS Products
    • Accessories
      • Endodontic Stand
      • Bur Cushions
      • Hinged Instrument Clips
      • Cassette Clips
      • Needle Cap Holder
      • Parts Boxes
    • Organization Products
      • Color-Code Instrument Rings
      • Signature Series Grips
      • Color Tabs
      • I.D. Labels
      • I.D. Markers
      • For more details on these products, please refer to the IMS Catalog available through your Hu-Friedy representative or
  • 36. Summary
    • Hu-Friedy’s IMS system provides a safer, quicker, easier, and more efficient way to process and organize instruments in a dental office.
    • They are the most versatile and finely-crafted cassettes on the market today.
    • IMS offers a complete system that includes over 100 different size, configuration, and color options available.
  • 37. Conclusion
    • A practice can’t be truly state-of-the art and achieve its full potential without the IMS system.
    • It’s safer, faster and smarter.
    • Take your practice to the next level.
  • 38. Qualifying Question
    • Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy’s Instrument Management System (IMS) .
    • To earn your Hu-Points towards a product evaluation, please exit and answer the following question on the Member Resources Page:
    • Which of the following is NOT a benefit of Hu-Friedy’s Instrument Management System (IMS)?
    • Organization
    • Safety
    • Efficiency
    • Instrument Integrity
    • None of the above, these are all benefits