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A Comparison of Four Methods for Sterilizing Orthodontic Pliers

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 06 : PAGES (361-364) 2012

GEORGE KYRITSIS, DDS, MSD

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Until recently, little information has been published regarding the sterilization of orthodontic pliers according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines:

1. After cleaning, instruments should be bagged in a pouch of appropriate size or placed in a cassette that is subsequently wrapped.

2. Hinged instruments, including most orthodontic pliers, should be processed in an open (unlocked) position.

3. A chemical indi...

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