Proper sterilization monitoring processes include a combination of mechanical, chemical, and biological indicators.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the regulatory guidance agencies for infection control in dentistry.
- Discuss the instrument processing cycle.
- Describe the types of sterilizers and monitoring processes.
- Explain the best practices for chemical indicators and biological indicators.
This course was issued in August 2021 and expires August 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.