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FAQ - Disinfection - 2014
 FAQ -  Disinfection  -  2014



Do you have a recommendation for a Neutral surface disinfectant to wipe down an air hose prior to taking it to the Processing area to be sterilized. We currently are using Product A and the ph is causing problems with the connections on the hose.

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

Manufacturers of dental devices and equipment should provide information regarding material compatibility with liquid chemical germicides, whether equipment can be safely immersed for cleaning, and how it should be decontaminated if servicing is required (289). 1

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. In this case, it is recommended that you contact the manufacturer of the air hose for further information. Failure to comply with manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFU), handling and maintenance of the product can also potentially void the product warranty. Ask OSAP is not in the position to provide technical support for specific products.


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. 





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