The SMART way to clean dental handpieces
Decontamination Consultant Mark Beckwith explains the SMART way to clean valuable, precision-engineered instruments to maintain peak performance and maximise their lifespan.
To improve the dental team’s knowledge with regard to effective handpiece cleaning
On completing this Enhanced CPD article, the reader will have an understanding of:
- Effective decontamination of handpieces
- The best way to clean a handpiece prior to sterilisation
- The NSK SMART3 handpiece decontamination protocol
- An understanding of why it is important to work with a handpiece manufacturer who will provide support to their customers.
The reader will learn how best to clean and decontaminate a handpiece.
Development Outcome: C
Worth 0.5 hour of verifiable eCPD
Gaining verifiable CPD is an essential component of a dental professional’s life-long learning and as a company we are committed to the provision of relevant education. As part of this commitment we publish regular online CPD articles. Each article is followed by a series of multiple-choice questions that should be answered online, after which respondents will receive immediate feedback as to whether answers are correct or given the opportunity to re-answer if necessary.
On completion you will be able to download a PDF certificate, which can be used as evidence of CPD hours.