Failure to Sterilize Equipment Can Result in Dental Malpractice!

In December of 2011, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld the suspension of a dentist who failed to sterilize his instruments properly. The dentist failed to conduct and record weekly spore testing, in addition to other complaints of violations of OSHA standards.

While the vast majority of dentists never intend to cause harm, the truth is that dental malpractice accusations are very common. Because the lines of dentistry are not as clear as in other forms of medicine, there are many acceptable ways to approach the same dental problem. 

The most common forms of dental malpractice and negligence include:

1. Failure to detect oral diseases

2. Use of defective dental products

3. Injury to bone structure or tissue

4. Improper use of surgical utensils

5. Unnecessary procedures

Of course, all of these problems stem from – or are made worse by – using improperly sterilized instruments. Being diligent about ensuring that your office is stocked with high-quality infection control products is critical to minimizing your risk.

Discount Disposables offers a wide variety of sterilization products, such as sterilization pouches, sterilization wrap, and biological monitoring systems. For the highest sterility assurance, Sure-Check Sterilization Pouches – which contain both internal and external monitors – are the most advanced sterilization pouches available. You can also count on outstanding liquid repellency and tensile strength when using our wide variety of sterilization wraps. And to help save you time, the Confirm 10 In-Office Biological Monitoring System gives you results from your sterilization indicators in just 10 hours!

Many of our options can also help your office go green, saving you money and waste. Reusable sterilization pouches are quickly becoming the norm in dental and hygiene schools. In keeping with our commitment to the highest standard of service, every sterilization pouch we sell complies with ISO 11140 and 11607 standards.

Visit Discount Disposables’ online catalog to stock your dental office. Ordering has never been easier, ensuring that your office always upholds the highest sanitation standards. We stand behind our products, so contact our customer service team today!