Reprocessing Instructions

Instrument Reprocessing Instructions

Cleaning and sterilization must comply with the standards of reprocessing in your province.

  • Dental Instruments are to be cleaned, disinfected, and sterilized prior to each use. In addition, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization is also required for the first use of non-sterile instruments after removal from the packaging. Effective cleaning and disinfection is an essential requirement for proper sterilization.
  • After each use, soak the instruments for the recommended soaking time in the enzymatic pre-soak cleaning solution as per the pre-soak solution manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Remove the instruments from the cleaning solution and rinse with running water.
  • Place instruments in the ultrasonic machine that is filled with an accepted disinfectant solution and run the ultrasonic for no less than 15 minutes and/or put the instruments through a cleaning cycle in the washer-disinfectant unit (hydrum) as per the unit’s manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Instruments should be free of debris and completely dry before packaging for sterilization.
  • Package the instruments in a sterilization bag that has sterilization monitoring indicators.
  • Sterilize instruments in a steam sterilizer with fractionated vacuum or gravity procedure (with sufficient product drying) as per the sterilizer unit manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Sterilization must complete a full wrapped cycle to ensure sterilization

Gravity-displacement steam sterilization*:

  • Exposure time ( at 121°C / 250°F): 30 minutes
  • Drying time: Minimum 30 minutes

Fractionated vacuum/dynamic-air-removal steam sterilization*:

  • Exposure time ( at 132°C / 270°F): 4 minutes
  • Drying time: Minimum 30 minutes.

The cleaning process shall include disassembly (if required), sorting and soaking, physical removal of organic material, rinsing, drying, physical inspection and wrapping (if required).

Sharpening Device Reprocessing Instructions

Cleaning and sterilization must comply with the standards of reprocessing in your province.

The sharpening device is to be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized prior to each use. In addition, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization is also required for the first use of non-sterile sharpening devices after removal from the packaging. Effective cleaning and disinfection is an indispensable requirement for proper sterilization.

  • Do not place the sharpener in any dishwasher style instrument cleaning machines or ultrasonic baths.
  • Scrub with a brush and water only.
  • Sharpeners should be completely dry before packaging for sterilization. Package the sharpener in a sterilization bag that has indicators that show it has been sterilized.
  • It is recommended to sterilize the sharpener in a steam sterilizer with fractionated vacuum or gravity procedure (with sufficient product drying).
  • Sterilization must complete a full wrapped cycle to ensure sterilization.

It is recommended at this point that the sharpener be used on sterile instruments, then reprocess the instruments before use.

Gravity-displacement steam sterilization*:

  • Exposure time ( at 121°C / 250°F): 30 minutes
  • Drying time: Minimum 30 minutes.

Fractionated vacuum/dynamic-air-removal steam sterilization*:

  • Exposure time ( at 132°C / 270°F): 4 minutes
  • Drying time: Minimum 30 minutes.

Implant Kit Reprocessing Instructions

Cleaning and sterilization must comply with the standards of reprocessing in your province.

The implant kit is to be cleaned, disinfected and sterilized prior to each use. In addition, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization is also required for the first use of non-sterile implant kit after removal from the packaging. Effective cleaning and disinfection is an indispensable requirement for proper sterilization.

The implant scalers are made from a titanium alloy designed to safely glide over all implant abutment surfaces thus not altering the surface in any way. Black is chosen so there is no confusion with regular stainless steel instruments. Keeping the titanium like new will add to the life of the kit.

  • Keep the scalers safe in the cassette to reduce unnecessary contact with other metal instruments during sterilization.
  • Do not place the kit in any dishwasher style instrument cleaning machines or ultrasonic baths.
  • Scrub the scalers with a brush and water only.
  • Wipe dry before bagging.
  • Sterilize with any method.
  • DO NOT SHARPEN!!! Sharpening will only damage the titanium thus increasing the likelihood of abutment damage.

Proper Packaging is Essential

To ensure the safety of people handling your instruments all instruments sent for renewing MUST be:

  • Packaged in a sterilization bag.
  • Sterilized.
  • Secured within the package to avoid movement of instruments.

Failure to properly prepare and package instruments leaves those who handle the packages at risk of accidental puncture wounds and blood-borne illnesses. Please prevent this: