We’ve talked about setting up your cassettes and instrument sterilization workflows. So now we’re going to take a look at instrument maintenance. 

In this episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, we talk about ongoing maintenance of your orthodontic practice’s instruments, specifically how to ensure you always have your preferred instruments on hand. Infection control and sterilization expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, discusses how your sterilization room should be set up to handle instruments in need of repair and how to prep those instruments before sending them off for repair or replacement. In addition, she talks about how to choose the right instruments for your practice’s needs, the importance of an inventory list, and what to do when you have instruments that are beyond repair. OP