How to wash dental scrubs, dental tunics and dental uniforms
We receive a lot of enquiries about the correct temperature to launder dental scrubs and tunics. The guidelines on the correct washing temperatures are constantly changing. Previously the HTM guidelines recommended “Machine-washing clothing for ten minutes with a suitable detergent at a minimum temperature of 60°C” (HTM01-05 2009 6.36), however the 2013 guidelines state “Uniforms and workwear should be washed at the hottest temperature suitable for the fabric” (HTM_01-05_2013 6.35). The maximum temperatures for each brand are listed in the table below.
|Brand||Composition||Maximum Washing Temperature||Recommend Temperature|
|Koi||55% Cotton/45% Polyester soft twill||60°||40°|
|Orange Standard||35% Cotton/65% Polyester plain weave||60°||40°|
|Dickies||35% Cotton/65% Polyester plain weave||60°||40°|