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.

Aim:
To improve the dental team’s knowledge with regard to effective handpiece cleaning

Objectives:
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.

Learning Content:
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 on-line CPD articles. Each article is followed by a series of multiple-choice questions that should be answered on-line, after which respondents will receive immediate feedback as to whether answers are correct or given the opportunity to re-answer if necessary.

A PDF certificate, which can be used as evidence of CPD hours, will be sent to you via email on completion.