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Education: Instrument Reprocessing
Stage 2: Cleaning & Inspection

Cleaning should be performed as soon as possible, in a designated area, using appropriate PPE (personal protection equipment). Quick cleaning removes blood and other body fluids much easier and also minimizes instrument staining, corrosion and/or pitting. Be sure to clean instruments according to the manufacturer's instructions for use (IFU) paying attention to detergent type and dilution, water quality and temperature, brush type and size, etc. CDC Dental discourages manual cleaning (i.e. brush) and recommends use of ultrasonic or washer/disinfector. Inspection - after cleaning, each instrument should be inspected for function and cleanliness (you cannot sterilize an instrument that is not thoroughly cleaned). If the instrument is in need of repair, be sure to set it aside and/or contact a supervisor to review. In addition, be sure to check each instrument for proper function and lubricate as required by the instrument manufacturer's IFU.

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Cleaning & Inspection

Remember you can not sterilize a dirty instrument.  Watch the following to learn more about proper cleaning and inspection best practices.

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RDH, BS/UMKC-SOD
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Crosstex has come out with a lot of amazing product that are focused on excellent patient care and accurate infection control. As well Crosstex is always thinking about how to keep the patient safe and comfortable in the dental chair.

April Slater,
Dental Assistant - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Crosstex is a company that cares about education. They spend time and resources making sure that customers understand the products they are using and are using them correctly. Any company can make a sale, Crosstex makes lasting relationships.

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Innovation, Quality and Design are the 3 best words I can find to describe Crosstex Products.  Products like Sure-Check® Multi-Parameter Sterilization Pouches and the STEAMPlus™ Type 5 Integrators allow you to be on TOP of your game when it comes to optimal sterility. I love offering the entire Crosstex suite of products to my customers as they always have the patient in mind!

Carie Miskell,
CRDA / Dental Sales Director