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FAQ - Instrument Processing - 2016
 FAQ -  Instrument Processing - 2016

 

 

Do you have any documentation in support of Stainless Steel instrument cassettes?


Practical Infection Control In Dentistry
states:

Instrument cassettes are another very useful and popular means of packaging dental instruments. Cassettes are available in a variety of materials, sizes and shapes (Fig. 16-5). Using instrument cassettes facilitates instrument processing and can significantly enhance organization of instruments. Cassettes can keep all of the instruments for a specific procedure together from the chairside procedure through cleaning, rinsing, drying, and sterilization. 1

For your information, Ask OSAP is attaching further information regarding cassettes from the above publication. 1

The US Air Force Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service Fact Sheet entitled Instrument Processing – Packaging contains further information on cassettes which can be accessed at this link:

http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Portals/1/Documents/DECS/
InfectionPrevention_Control/Fact%20sheets_
SNAPSHOTS/Instr_Processing/Instrument_Processing_Packaging.pdf
   2

This Fact Sheet states in part:

Different types of cassettes are available. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning, wrapping and sterilizing the cassettes. 2

Additionally, you may find the following article to be of interest:

Instrument Sterilization in Dentistry

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-27/issue-4/feature/instrument-sterilization-in-dentistry.html     3

In general, instrument cassettes are thought to facilitate instrument processing and can significantly enhance organization of instruments. Regarding specific types of cassettes, you may wish to consider reviewing different types of cassettes (their Pro’s and Con’s) by
contacting different cassette manufacturers and obtaining related product literature.

Resources

1)     Molinari JA and Harte JA. Practical Infection Control In Dentistry – Third Edition. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott / Williams & Wilkins. Pages 225-227.

2)     US Air Force Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service. Fact Sheet - Instrument Processing – Packaging. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Portals/1/Documents/DECS/InfectionPrevention_Control/Fact%20sheets
_SNAPSHOTS/Instr_Processing/Instrument_Processing_Packaging.pdf
 
  Accessed on January 27, 2016.

3)     RDH Magazine. Instrument Sterilization in Dentistry. http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-27/issue-4/feature/instrument-sterilization-in-dentistry.html   Accessed on January 27, 2016.

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