Dental: Instrument Sterilization and Maintenance Tips for Dental Staff

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Learning objectives
  • Assess changes that ought to be implemented in existing infection control practices to conform with standardized guidelines. 
  • Describe standards for sterilization and disinfection based on the type of instrument that is being used. 
  • Adapt current practices to minimize the risk of cross contamination and injury during sterilization.
  • Discuss the guidelines on instrument sharpening. 
  • Explain proper storage mechanisms for instruments after sterilization and prior to patient use, as well as how these vary depending on the type of sterilization method or packaging used.
  • Demonstrate proper disinfection, maintenance, and sterilization of a motorized handpiece. 

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