1. For tooth preparation
2. For Access cavity preparation
3. For Crown removal
4. For Occlusal adjustments
Cleaning and Sterilizing SS White Dental, Inc. Rotary Dental Instruments
1. The intention of these instructions is to provide guidelines for the sterilization of rotary dental instruments.
2. Unless otherwise indicated, all instruments are supplied clean but not sterile. It is the user’s responsibility to sterilize instruments
before the first use and if applicable, before each additional use.
3. Instruments indicated as non-sterile single use should be
processed following these guidelines before the initial use only and then properly discarded.
1. Used rotary instruments should be considered contaminated and shall be handled following appropriate precautions and guidelines.
2. Personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, mask, and eye protection should be worn.
3. Further controls may be required if specfic patient risks are present.
1. Automatic Cleaning is the recommended method for pre-sterilization cleaning.
2. Follow the machine manufacturer’s recommended method while utilizing approved agents for the cleaning of rotary dental instruments.
3. If there is an excessive delay between use and cleaning, manual cleaning may be required. In the case that automatic cleaning is not available, rotary dental instruments may be cleaned manually.
4. Manually brush debris from instruments under running water with a wire brush and approved cleaning agent.
5. PPE should be worn and care taken to avoid spreading contaminants during the brushing process.
6. After cleaning, dry instruments with paper towel or dry heat not exceeding 140 deg C. Inspect and properly discard any instruments with signs of excessive wear, damage or corrosion.
1. Saturated steam under pressure (autoclave) is the recommended method of sterilization for rotary dental instruments.
2. The recommended cycle is 20 to 30 minutes at 121oC (250oF) at 15 to 30 psi.
3. For faster processing a rapid cycle of 3 to 10 minutes at 135 degC (275degF) at 25 to 30 psi is also acceptable.
4. Operation of the autoclave should follow the manufacturer’s recommended methods and materials.
After sterilization, store instruments in a dry, clean, and ambient temperature environment.