Dental Instrument Cleaner Use
A Pollution Prevention Perspective
We conducted a survey of ultrasonic dental instrument cleaners used in the San Francisco area. This survey was part of a cooperative project sponsored by CDA, local dental societies, city agencies, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
What We Found
Our dental co-researchers who responded to the survey told us:
What We Recommend
These responses give us clues on how dental practices can reduce their ultrasonic bath chemical use. Three primary strategies are:
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