Sterilization and Infection Control

Ever wondered what happens once a patient leaves the room and has completed their treatment?  That’s when the sterilization process begins! Instruments are removed from the room and taken to be sterilized in an autoclave. An autoclave is a pressure chamber used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C for around 15–20 minutes depending on the size of the load and the contents. 

Then all surfaces within the treatment room are disinfected either using tuberculocidal spray or wipes. This is intended to kill all microorganisms on the clinical contact surfaces and dental equipment. 

Watch Jennifer in action as she shows us how to disinfect a hygiene room at the Norge Office:


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