Sterilization

 

All of our instruments are subjected to:

 

  • Scrubbing to remove any visible debris.

  • Ultrasonic cleaning which uses high frequency sound waves and a cleaning/disinfecting solvent to act on contaminants tightly adhering to any instrument. We use the powerful cleaning power of the Sonix IV on all our instruments before subjecting them to the autoclave process. 

  • We use the Midmark M11 which is a fully automated, microprocessor-controlled sterilizer that uses high pressure saturated steam to kill all bacteria, viruses and spores. During each sterilization cycle the microprocessor controlled parameters are constantly monitored to assure proper sterilization. The efficacy of the process is evaluated by the University of Iowa Sterilizer Monitoring Service as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.