What is disinfection?

Disinfection is the process of destroying disease-causing microorganisms. It does not assure destruction of bacterial spores. Disinfection is usually achieved using a chemical agent. There are a variety of chemical disinfectants available and each is designed to destroy a specific group of microorganisms. The product label of the chemical disinfecting agents should be consulted and…

How often should I test my sterilizer?

Biological monitoring is recommended on a weekly basis by the CDC, ADA, OSAP, and AAMI. Most state dental boards require weekly biological monitoring (see our regulations map). Chemical and mechanical monitoring should be done with each load. Let’s talk spore testing! Talk with one of our experts to get your questions answered and see how…