Sterilization with indicator
After an amount of instruments are clean with diluted bleach solutions and ultrasonic machine, they will be put into sterilization bags. Most of the appliances should be seal in these sterilization bags except mouth-dilator and those cannot tolerate high temperature. There are many kinds of sterilization bags, some have stem indicator just on top of the bag which will change color after sterilization and some without it, depend which one the clinic prefer. In my school clinic, they use the one has indicator on it to prevent confusion, but in a smaller clinic they sometime they use the one without indicator, since most of the time there will be an assistant in charge of the whole cleaning procedure and every step is performed in different places, so it’s hard to miss out materials without sterilized as they further be used in patients mouth.
After packaging, materials are ready to…
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