Cleaning and Sterilization Instructions for ContacEZ Dental Strips
Option 1. Clean ContacEZ Dental Strips in Automatic Washer
Option 2. Clean ContacEZ Dental Strips by hand
Holding the ContacEZ Dental Strips under a faucet, run regular tap water over each strip, and scrub the stainless steel surface using a brush.
Clean the ContacEZ Dental Strips using General Cleaning Solution in an Ultrasonic Tank for 10 - 20 minutes.
Thoroughly rinse the ContacEZ Dental Strips under a faucet with regular running tap water to remove all chemicals. Chemicals remaining on the strips during autoclaving can cause deterioration of the plastic.
Sterilize the ContacEZ Dental Strips in a standard steam heat autoclave (not dry heat) at 30 lbs of pressure for 10 minutes, with a maximum temperature of 270˚F/132˚C. ContacEZ recommends using distilled water in the autoclave.
Allow the ContacEZ Dental Strips to cool down for a period of 5 minutes once the sterilization process is complete.
Remove the ContacEZ Dental Strips from the autoclave by gloved hand. The strips are now ready to use.
Some chemical solutions of cold sterilization may melt and damage the plastic.
When the diamond powder has worn off of the stainless steel strip, ContacEZ Dental Strips may be disposed of with normal waste products.