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Chairside Impact: Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner

Oct. 29, 2021
In this postpandemic era, when it’s important to demonstrate a clean, sanitized office to both new and existing patients, a clean chair can make a lasting impact. Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner will keep your operatory chairs shiny and clean.

One of the first pieces of equipment patients see upon entering an operatory is the dental chair. When we ask patients to have a seat in a stained or dirty chair, it doesn’t exactly make the best first impression. We are disinfecting and cleaning now more than ever, but some of the products we use leave an unsightly film. Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner was created to simply and safely clean and condition all vinyl and artificial leather (including Ultraleather) upholstery covers without leaving a residue.

Sold ready-to-use with one 16.9 oz. spray bottle and 10 sponges, Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner is propellant-free, making it environmentally friendly. The product consists of a special blend of surfactants, silicone compounds, and avocado oil that cleans and cares intensively while leaving a glossy finish and a fresh scent—no residue. The convenient spray makes it easy to use, and it only takes a small amount to clean a treatment chair.

Apply Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner to your upholstery surface and wipe with a dry cloth or use the included sponge. We’ve found that adding a biweekly chair maintenance program to our office has given our chairs new life. Our team has been using this product for years, and for us it’s essential for every season, but especially in the Chicago winter when patients have salt remnants on their shoes or boots. In addition to dental chairs, this cleaner may be used on any dental stool in the operatory where disinfection buildup occurs.

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Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner is perfect to use after disinfection, as it’s compatible with current infection control sprays or wipes. Surface disinfectants tend to dry out the material, but this product replenishes moisture to prevent cracking. After the surface is precleaned of anything visible, following manufacturer’s recommendations, thoroughly wet the surface with a wipe or a spray, such as Monarch Disinfectant Wipes or Disinfectant Spray. Treated surfaces must remain visibly wet for one minute, then allowed to air-dry. Once the upholstery is dry and disinfected, apply the Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner as recommended. The chair will then be disinfected, clean, and ready for the next patient. Our team’s preference is to clean chairs at the end of the day for best results. We allow the product to condition chairs overnight or over the weekend, and they look great the next scheduled day.

Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner helps maintain the value and enhance the appearance of dental treatment chairs. Our chairs aren’t new, but they always look shiny and clean. This may not be something patients will comment about, but they will remember. It’s more important than ever before to demonstrate a clean, sanitized office to both new and existing patients, and a clean chair can make a lasting impact. Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner is an excellent addition to any dental practice’s care armamentarium and a great way to help maintain your dental chair investment. 

Sheri B. Doniger, DDS, is a leading dental clinician, author, international educator, and consultant currently practicing in Lincolnwood, Illinois. An avid researcher, Dr. Doniger frequently contributes to a variety of dental publications on topics ranging from clinical practice to effective communications. A past president of the American Association of Women Dentists, she is a prominent advocate for mentoring and enhancing ergonomics for female dentists. Her book, Practical Practice Solutions in Dentistry, focuses on building practice success. Contact Dr. Doniger at [email protected].