How are dental instruments sterilised?
Most times dental instruments are single use only however some stainless steel tools are reprocessed and sterilised according to Health Department Guidelines:
1. firstly cleaned by ultrasonic bath to dislodge any materials adhered to the surfaces.
2. dried and wrapped as an item.
3. wraped item is autoclaved to kill ALL bacteria and virus.
4. Barcodes are generated to tag each item for tracking and tracing.