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Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient Care Items and Devices

Managing Regulatory | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient Care Items and Devices
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Every dental practice should have procedures in place that detail how to handle and disinfect instruments and equipment that might be contaminated with blood or body fluids. All dental healthcare workers should be familiar with CDC’s definition of the terms “sterilization,” “disinfection” and “cleaning,” which begin on page eight of its Guideline for ...

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