Sterilizing dental handpieces seems like a no-brainer. Yet studies have shown that sterilization of handpieces may not be as easy as one would think. A seemingly sterilized handpiece could pass contaminant from one patient to the next if you are not sterilizing motors attached to air and water lines. Are your patients at risk?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and handpiece manufacturers provide instruction for keeping your patients safe. This course will provide direction in the proper sterilization of dental handpieces.