Cleaning and Sterilization of Dental Instruments.
Dental Instruments can be used for a long time if the following instructions are kept in mind for cleaning and sterilization.
Before you begin to sterilize instruments: disinfect and clean them. Before sterilization please use one of the following three cleaning alternatives.
Cleaning by hand
Efficient way of cleaning the instruments is BY HAND if it is carried out properly.
We recommend to using a soft brush and neutral or non-aggressive detergents to prevent corrosion or injuries of the instruments. Please immediately dry up the instrument after this procedure by using a soft and dry cotton cloth.
Ultrasonic Cleaning saves time. Secondly it is more efficient than cleaning by hand and lowers the risk of contamination.
Thermo disinfection is also more efficient than cleaning by hand and lowers the risk of contamination. Mostly the machine is large and is inefficient if chosen for small quantity of instruments. Before sterilization the instruments should be dry to prevent stains.
Instruments with joints or ratchets should be cleaned and sterilized in open position only.
Believe on Management by Objective.