Instructions for instrument maintenance

1. Pre-disinfection

Do not leave dirty instruments dry – put them into disinfecting solvent as soon as possible. Pay close attention to the correct dosages and exposure times. If you are using a thermodisinfector, skip service cycle steps 1-5.

2. Rinsing

Rinse instruments thoroughly under warm running water.

3. Cleaning

Washing machine
Hand wash: Remove all visible dirt with warm water. Use a soft brush and detergent
Ultrasonic cleaner: use instrument cassettes to prevent damage

4. Rinsing

Rinse instruments thoroughly under warm running water.

5. Drying

Dry instruments before sterilization

6. Inspection and sharpening

Sharpen, service or replace instruments, if necessary

7. Packing

Pack serviced and cleaned instruments for sterilization

8. Sterilization

Autoclave: place clean, dry and properly packed instruments into the autoclave.
Hot-air sterilization: place clean, dry and properly packed instruments into the hot-air sterilizer; do not fit them in too tightly; ensure that temperature is correct (max. 180 °C/355 °F).
Note! LM extraction instruments max 134 °C/273 °F.

Important!

  • Regularly service the machines
  • Follow all user instructions
  • Pay special attention to correct dosage and exposure

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