Ohio dentist are required to keep at least 2 years of both sterilizer biological monitoring records and documentation of any repairs. However, requirements may vary by state; so make sure to check with your respective state dental board on how long your office is required to keep test records.
Ohio State Dental Board Patient and Personal Protection Regulation states the following with respect to maintaining sterilizer biological monitoring records:
(4) All heat-sterilizing devices must be tested for proper function on a weekly basis by means of a biological monitoring system that indicates microorganism kill…
(5) Biological monitoring documentation:
(c) Documentation of testing and repairs shall be maintained for a period of at least two years, and shall be maintained in the dental facility and be made immediately available upon request by an authorized agent of the state dental board.
OSHA Review, Inc. provides trusted sterilizer biological monitoring to dental offices across the United States with the Spore Check System. The Spore Check Systems offers multiple ways your office can receive a complete history or current test results, which include mail, fax, email, and 24 hour online account-access to ensure your office is always in compliance. The Spore Check System is endorsed by the Ohio Dental Association Services Corporation (ODASC).