For Perfect Treatment
Manual cleaning of instruments does not remove all deposits and residues. Dynamic instruments that are poorly maintained or not adequately cleaned may become damaged and pass on infections to both patients and practitioners.
In-depth Research and Development
Any instrument used in dentistry must be perfectly cleaned, disinfected and maintained. NSK is aware of the requirements in the daily practice of dentistry and, after many
years of research, it has come up with a simple and effective solution thanks to iCare+:
・Constant monitoring of working parameters for consistent performance
・Universal connection of dynamic instruments
・Detects instrument type spray / water external or internal
・Consistent repetition of cycles
The clearly and intuitively arranged control panel together with the LED indicators and the internally lit treatment chamber makes it really easy to operate iCare+ the treatment chamber:
yellow for cleaning
white for disinfection
blue for lubrication
When the green LED lights up at the end of the cycle, the operator knows that the cycle has been completed correctly and rest assured that the instruments have been cleaned and maintained to the highest standards.
iCare+ is smart and detects the type of instrument attached to the ports (internal/external spray or without spray) when canals are blocked or the wrong cycle has been selected for a specific instrument to ensure cycle efficiency.
During the different cycles, iCare+ starts the rotation of instruments and injection of treatment products into all the internal mechanisms and tubing of the instruments to provide deep cleaning and disinfection; a pressure spray simultaneously cleans and disinfects the external surfaces.
Each cycle lasts for a specific duration in compliance with EN ISO 15883 to guarantee maximum effectiveness of the n.clean and n.cid solution for the perfect treatment of every instrument.
Two Products Inextricably Linked to iCare+
iCare+ working hand in hand with n.clean and n.cid products.
n.clean and n.cid have been specifically developed for rotary instruments in compliance with laboratory protocols as well European and International standards.
Validated Association of Certified Products
Extensive laboratory tests have been conducted on NSK turbines, handpieces and contra-angles, as well as on instruments from other brands: the results are identical for all tested instruments and always in compliance with EN ISO15883.
It is therefore crucial that iCare be used together with n.clean for cleaning and n.cid for disinfection of rotary instruments to guarantee optimal results validated by laboratories.
n.clean, a cleaning and rinsing solution, acts as a detergent and has bacteriostatic and fungistatic effects. It prevents proteins from attaching to internal and external surfaces of instruments. Disinfection prior to sterilisation is carried out by n.cid, a bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal* disinfectant solution effective against wrapped viruses, as well as unwrapped Adeno viruses.
* Bactericidal: TBC, MRSA. - Fungicidal: Candida albicans - Virucidal: HBV, HCV, HIV, Herpes simplex, Influenza, H1N1 + H5N1.
Compliant with European Standards
Treatment cycle validation: iCare+ comes equipped with an integrated processor enabling it to check in real time that the various internal components are moving the cleaning and disinfection solutions according to the requirements of the laboratory protocols (EN ISO 15883 and EN ISO 15883-5 standards) which are applicable in all countries of the European Union.
Tests performed by the Dr Brill and Microsept Institutes conducted on extremely dirty instruments (containing sheep's blood with heparine, protamine, bacteria and yeast) prove that iCare+ treatment cycles together with n.clean cleaning and n.cid disinfection guarantee proven effectiveness of the results.
99.999% of Bacteria Is Eliminated
iCare+ makes it possible to reduce proteins to less than 100 mg per instrument after treatment. Thus, the reduction in the level of microbial contamination (> 5-log step) of the instruments treated is equivalent to eliminating over 99.999% of the bacteria.
Guaranteed Consistent Repetition of Cycles
iCare+'s internal control system has sensors, which ensure consistency of every cycle in accordance with the parameters which were determined during the laboratory tests.
Internal Traceability Software
In addition to the permanent internal validation process software is available to log all cycle data on an external device. iCare+ generates a serial number for every cycles. Once the data has been transfered to a computer you can add serial numbers of individual instruments to specific cycle records in order to establish total traceability.
To allow traceability and external storage of the iCare+ cycle data an easily accessible USB port is built into iCare+ unit.
The user friendly software interface allows easy and efficient management of all cycle data with the option of adding specific records for individual instruments at the push of a button.
* USB key not included with iCare+
All that is required is an electrical and an air supply. Connection to the water or draining system is not required. No need for connection to water supply or drainage system.
Starting A Program
1 - Select the button that matches the number (from 1 to 4) and the type of instrument (external, internal, surgical, etc.) to be treated
2 - Select the required program
1 Optimum - cleaning+disinfection+lubrication
2 General - cleaning+lubrication
3 Basic - lubrication only
3 - Press the START button to start the cycle
|iCare+ Adaptor PTL
|For NSK High Speed Handpieces for PTL-CL-LED Coupling
|iCare+ Adaptor KV
|For KaVo® High Speed Handpieces for MuLTiflex® LuX Coupling
|iCare+ Adaptor SR
|For Sirona® High Speed Handpieces for Quick Coupling
|iCare+ Adaptor WH
|For W&H® High Speed Handpieces for Roto Quick Coupling
|iCare+ Adaptor BA
|For Bien-Air® High Speed Handpieces for unifix® Coupling
Check with the dealer for the adaptors to mount other manufactures' handpieces.