Handbook for Dental Chair Side Assistants Part 1

Introduction to Infection Control Practices

Author(s): Namita Kalra* and Sunil Kumar

Pp: 189-199 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049695123010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter explains the various common methods of sterilization used in a dental clinic. It describes the principle of autoclave, ozone steri-lization, cold sterilization and chemicals used in sterilization. It is of utmost importance for a dental chairside assistant. 

Keywords: Autoclave, Ozone Sterilization, Radiation for Sterilization, Glutaraldehyde, Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Povidone Iodine, Sodium Hypochlorite, Chlorhexidine.

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