Decontaminating Heat-Sensitive Dental Instruments – Dental Regulation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that heat-sensitive, reusable, patient–care items used during dental treatment be cleaned and undergo sterilization (critical items) or high-level disinfection (semi-critical instruments) between patients using a chemical sterilant/high-level disinfectant approved by…

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Cleaning and Dental Surface Disinfectants

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings - 2003, “cleaning should precede all disinfection and sterilization processes; it should involve removal of debris as well as organic and inorganic…

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The Use of Surface Disinfectants in Dentistry

Surface Disinfection is the process that eliminates, inactivates, or destroys pathogens on a surface or item to the point where the surface or item is no longer capable of transmitting infectious pathogens, thereby rendering the surface or item safe for…

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