Here is a great overview of the CDC Guidelines on Dental Instrument Sterilization. It covers: transporting, receiving and cleaning, wrapping and packaging, sterilization, storage and distribution, and sterilization monitoring. All very important within the context of minimizing the risk of infection. What we’d like to point out is the absolute necessity for an ultrasonic dental instrument cleaner. This is a critical pre-sterilization step as noted in the above article to ensure that all stray debris and organic matter are scrubbed off the instrument surface.
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