| FAQ - Sterilization - Archived Through 2012
Do any states require heat sterilization for handpieces?
Yes. Numerous states including California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington all require heat sterilization. This is regulated by the state dental board. For regulations in your state contact the appropriate licensing agency(1).
(1) The Dental Student Network list of state licensing agencies. Available at http://www.studentdoctor.net/dental/state_boards.html