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Omnia as a Company

Omnia is a constantly evolving company. They are attentive to the issues that arise in the dental practice and is ready to create new solutions suited to the needs of dentists:

  • Omnia’s mission: they strive to allow dentists all over the world to work under the best possible conditions in terms of hygiene, security, efficacy and efficiency.
  • Omnia’s numbers: 35 employees, 50 sales representatives in Italy, 3 200 square meters of business area, about 400 distributors in 50 countries and 2 branches – United States and Spain.
  • Omnia’s core business products: custom procedure kits, sutures, and irrigation line systems, with a special focus on the set-up of the operating room and the prevention of cross-contamination.

Omnia’s challenges: constant technological development of our products and customer relationship management, continuous training of professional dentists in order to help them work in the best conditions and the search for new markets in which Omnia can introduce their products to help doctors and their patients.

Why is it important to have barriers during your dental surgical procedure?

Omnia drapes are used to create a sterile field during a dental surgery or procedure. It is important to establish a sterile field to prevent transmission between the dental professional, the patient and the general environment. By using Omnia disposables, your dental professional helps to prevent contamination of the surgical field and sub-sequentially prevent potential patient infection.

How do Omnia disposable kits ensure a better patient experience?

These kits come with an abundance of benefits to you and your dental professional:

  • Optimizes working time: procedure trays can significantly reduce the time of the various activities required to carry out your surgery. All products are conveniently stacked in the order they will be required during surgery. This efficiency in the operating room allows your procedure to be seamless and shorter in time.
  • Allows your dental professional to focus on you, the patient: the time saved with the efficiency of the product allows greater focus on the clinical case from your dental professional.

They are preferable to reusable materials: their safety is guaranteed for every use. As the patient, you can put your mind at ease knowing that the Omnia products being used in your procedure are safe, sterile and effective.

How do Omnia irrigation lines enhance patient safety?

  • Thermal injury prevention: these sets are carefully engineered by Omnia to avoid injury due to heat to the patient during dental procedures. In order to do this, the surgical bur (a metal dental tool used in surgery) must be properly cooled with the right flow of cooling fluid. This flow can be controlled by your dental professional using an Omnia irrigation system.
  • Safety and sterility: each package is safe and sterile. Each single use irrigation line is packed in a sterile medical blister. As the patient, you can put your mind at ease knowing that the Omnia products being used in your procedure are safe, sterile and effective.
Omnia Irrigation Line Sets for W&H based drilling units

How do Omnia instruments improve a patient’s surgical experience?

  • Remarkable cutting ability and precision: the special octagonal handle gives each instrument remarkable cutting ability and precision when being used by your dental professional. The use of sharp instruments is essential during a successful surgery.
  • Minimally invasive approach: the post-extractive kit has been designed to perform a dental extraction (removal of a tooth/teeth) in a minimally invasive way. 

As the patient, you can be left confident and knowing you are in good hands during your dental surgery with the use of Omnia instruments.

Omnia Post-Extractive Set

How do Omnia sutures reduce patient side effects?

  • They are biologically inert: Omnia PTFE sutures are biologically inert (do not produce a reaction in the body) and chemically non-reactive. This means that, compared to other similar sutures, this material is highly accepted in the mouth of the patient.
  • They have reduced side effects: these sutures are ideal for limiting inflammation, bleeding and other side effects that could occur in your mouth.
Omnia PTFE Sutures

Frequently Asked Questions

What is infection control in the dental clinic?

Infection control addresses factors related to the spread of infections within the healthcare setting (whether patient-to-patient, from patients to staff and from staff to patients, or among-staff) and including prevention (via hand hygiene/hand washing, cleaning/disinfection/sterilization). It is on this basis that the common title being adopted within health care is “infection prevention and control.”

What is the difference between cleaning, disinfection and sterilization?
  • Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
  • Sterilizationis a process that kills all forms of microbial life. Steam sterilizers are the most commonly used type of heat sterilizer in dental practices.
How are dental instruments sterilized?

Sterilization involves multiple steps, uses specialized equipment for instrument cleaning and sterilization, and requires adequate space for processing and storage. Sterilizers have different cycle settings depending on the instruments being sterilized and each cycle type have a different parameter that must be met. Each cycle type is tested daily with a spore test to ensure all forms of microbial life are destroyed during sterilization. Most importantly, qualified personnel are required to perform tasks appropriately.

How do I know the instruments are sterilized?

Simple enough, you can ask the practitioner if the instruments are sterile.Dental professionals use special chemical indicators that react by color change once all parameter of sterilization have been hit.

Are the dental instruments packaged or wrapped during sterilization and why?

Yes, items that are sterilized by heat and steam are usually packaged or wrapped until ready for patient use. Packaging materials or wrapping systems allow penetration of the steam sterilization agent and maintain sterility of the processed item after sterilization.

Are all dental instruments sterilized?

Any instruments used inside your mouth during your dental appointment are to be cleaned and sterilized. There are few dental tools that are unable to be sterilized and are therefore disposable.

Which disinfectant is used in the dental operatory?

There are many different disinfectants in the dental market that can be used in a clinic. The most common ones to use are accelerated hydrogen peroxide based or alcohol based. However offices are encouraged to use products that are safe, efficient and environmentally friendly while performing broad spectrum disinfection. For these criteria, accelerated hydrogen peroxide based products have the perfect balance

Do dental instruments need to be cleaned before sterilized?

Instruments must be thoroughly cleaned before being disinfected or sterilized. Cleaning involves physically removing all debris and contaminants from the instruments as soon as possible after use so that organic material will not dry on them. If there will be a delay in reprocessing, soak the instrument in an approved solution. The instruments should be cleaned with a detergent/enzymatic agent according to the manufacturer’s directions or in an ultrasonic unit. Once cleaned, the instruments are inspected before disinfection/sterilization.

How often are dental instruments sterilized?

Between each patient the dental instruments are sterilized and the dental operatory is disinfected. The next patient will not be seen unless the room is cleaned and disinfected and until there are a set of reprocessed sterilized instruments ready for use.

Disclaimer The information contained in this website is solely provided for general information purposes only. Such information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a dentist or dental professional. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.