Dental instruments disinfection

Increased scientific articles and publicity about the potential transmission of infectious agents in the dental practice focused the attention of professionals in this discipline on dental instruments as possible agents of disease transmission.

The ADA (American Dental Association) issues the reminder that every surgical element or elements that normally penetrate soft tissue or bone (forceps, scalpels, surgical aspiration elements, bone chisels, etc.) are classified as critical.

The ADA recommends that they be sterilized between uses or discarded. Instruments that do not penetrate tissues or bone (amalgam condenser, air/ water syringe, etc.), but are in contact with the oral cavity, are considered semicritical.

They should also be sterilized between every use. Handheld instruments that do not tolerate high temperatures should be replaced by others that can be exposed to heat.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024


Sterilization manual for health centers

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