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Dental Assistants and dental hygienists are responsible for all aspects of patient care device reprocessing. This might include handling, rinsing, cleaning, drying, packaging, cooling, storing, and transporting potentially hazardous sharps and other healthcare devices. Cleaning dental instruments is an incredibly important step to patient care. ......

Sterile processing departments are an essential part of keeping patients safe in healthcare settings. Technicians are responsible for taking precautions that prevent infections in patients. They sort contaminated instruments, decontaminate,  and sterilize instruments for future use. Some sterile processing departments also disinfect shared patient care......

Dental facilities are a place where patients should feel safe while they receive essential healthcare. Although heat-resistant plastic instruments are quickly moving to the forefront of the dental industry, there are still some situations where alternative reprocessing methods are required. Cleaning patient care equipment and......

Over the last several months, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has ravaged countries worldwide. Businesses and service providers across various industries have adjusted their safety practices to protect customers and employees, and dental offices are no exception. As more and more non-essential businesses open their doors,......

So you’ve decided to embark on the journey to becoming a sterile processing technician. Before you can hold the responsibility of cleaning patient care equipment or inspecting, decontaminating, sterilizing, and packaging surgical instruments and devices, there are a few steps you need to complete. Sterile......

The transport of dental instruments before or after use has proven to be a long-standing problem for dental clinics, colleges of dental medicine, and other various dental specialty practices. Transporting clean instruments should be performed in a manner that protects instruments and devices from contamination......

Unfortunately, dental practices and colleges of Dental Medicine are not immune to lapses in dental instrument processing. One of the most recent incidents occurred at a Florida College of Dental Medicine. More than 1,100 patients were notified of the potential for acquiring a bloodborne pathogen......

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced an official name for the disease causing 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19.  CDC will update their website and other CDC information to reflect this change as no doubt other websites will follow. Research and other articles written prior......