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FAQ - Miscellaneous - 2015
 FAQ - Miscellaneous - 2015

 

 

Do you know if OSAP has a list of disinfecting products approved to disinfect dentures. Found lots of references, but looking for a list of products.

Ask OSAP does not review, evaluate, certify, recommend or endorse products. Ask OSAP also does not provide technical support for specific products. If you have further questions about procedures and specific products it is recommended that you consult with the manufacturer’s written instruction manual and/or contact the manufacturer of your product directly. Ask OSAP does not have a list of disinfecting products approved to disinfect dentures.

Ask OSAP was able to identify some general resources that you may find to be of assistance:

The 2003 CDC guidelines for infection control in dentistry states as follows:

Appliances and prostheses delivered to the patient should be free of contamination. Communication between the laboratory and the dental practice is also key at this stage to determine which one is responsible for the final disinfection process. If the dental laboratory staff provides the disinfection, an EPA registered hospital disinfectant (low to intermediate) should be used, written documentation of the disinfection method provided, and the item placed in a tamper-evident container before returning it to the dental office. If such documentation is not provided, the dental office is responsible for final disinfection procedures. 1

The USAF Dental Evaluation & Consultation Service has some general information about dental laboratory infection control which can be accessed here:

INFECTION CONTROL SNAPSHOT

Dental Laboratory Infection Control

http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130327-179.pdf   2

Which in part states:

Procedures for Handling Outgoing Items from the Lab

Clean and disinfect before delivery to patient.

After disinfection, rinse and place in plastic bag with diluted mouthwash until insertion.

Do not store in disinfectant before insertion.

Annotate the DD Form 2322 with the disinfection technique used.

For example: “Disinfected with ________ for ____ minutes.”  2

And,

USAF GUIDELINES FOR INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL IN DENTISTRY

http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130404-207.pdf    3

For your further review, Ask OSAP is also attaching the section pertaining to Microbially Soiled Prostheses and Impressions from Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team. This textbook in part says:

The team members must follow the same procedures when they receive prostheses from the dental laboratory. Prostheses that have been disinfected properly (treated and rinsed) can be returned to the patient in office in a deodorizing solution such as a mouth rinse. Because of the increased risk for adverse tissue response, (to the patient and the office staff), prostheses should never be sent out or returned in disinfectant solutions. 4 

Resources

1)     Kohn WG, Collins AS, Cleveland JL, Harte JA, Eklund KJ, Malvitz DM, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guidelines for infection control in dental health-care settings—2003. MMWR Recomm Rep 2003;52(RR-17):1-61. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5217a1.htm    Accessed on April 8, 2015.

2)     USAF Dental Evaluation & Consultation Service. INFECTION CONTROL SNAPSHOT - Dental Laboratory Infection Control

http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130327-179.pdf   Accessed on April 8, 2015.

3)     USAF Dental Evaluation & Consultation Service. USAF GUIDELINES FOR INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL IN DENTISTRY

http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130404-207.pdf   Accessed on April 8, 2015.

4)     Miller CH. Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th edition. Elsevier/Mosby Publishers. Pages 186-187.

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