Even the most thorough hand-washing of instruments – performed by the most diligent dental assistant – can be insufficient and damaging to your health. This is because blood, saliva and other biological material can hide inside the rotating instruments and create biofilm, which makes the bacteria almost impossible to destroy. This means that the possibility of cross-contamination remains intact and the patients’ health are at risk. Hand-washing in stagnant water will actually result in higher microbial burden on instruments after the washing procedure than before.
Make the Cleaning Automatic
According to professor Dr. Mikael Zimmerman from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, automated washing processes in validated machines are the safest and most reliable way to clean and decontaminate your instruments. This is also recommended by the guidelines DGKH and RKI in Germany and the HTM01-05 in England.
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