1701 - Instrument Composition and Relating It to Care and Maintenance

Author/Editor: Ronda V. Lane, BS, CDA, RDA, FADAA

This course covers the critical component of cleaning instruments effectively and efficiently, with special attention to the importance of instrument composition in determining the most effective method for cleaning to promote instrument longevity, minimizing corrosion or rust, and staining and scratching. A dental assistant must be knowledgeable regarding what solutions should be used or avoided to preserve instrument integrity and what instruments should never be cleaned together, as well as determining when an instrument can or should be repaired or replaced.

CE Credits: 2
Original Release Date: 2017; Review Date: Currently Under Review


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