Sterilisation and desinfection guide

Recommendations for disinfecting, pre-sterilization cleaning, and sterilizing titanium and stainless steel included in the tools and accessories set for the NDI implantation system

Disinfection is carried out with full immersion:

  • of titanium items into in 1% chloramine solution or 3% formalin solution for 30 minutes;
  • of stainless steel items in 3% hydrogen peroxide solution with 0.5% detergent for 80 minutes.

Pre-sterilization cleaning of items is done with a 3% solution of detergent (Biolot or similar) in the following sequence:

  • pre-rinse under running water for 0.5±0.1 minutes;
  • soak in detergent solution at 50±5 °C for 15±1 minutes at full immersion;
  • wash each item in the detergent solution for 0.5±1 minute;
  • rinse under running water for 3±1 minutes;
  • rinse in distilled water for 0.5±1 minute;
  • dry with hot air at 85±5 °C until the moisture is completely removed.

Sterilization is performed as follows:

titanium items:

  • steam method at 132 °C and an excess pressure of 2 bars for 20 minutes;
  • steam method at 120 °C and an excess pressure of 1 bar for 45 minutes;
  • air method at 180 °C for 60 minutes;
  • air method at 160 °C for 150 minutes;

stainless steel items:

  • steam method at 132 °C and an excess pressure of 2 bars for 20 minutes;
  • steam method at 120 °C and an excess pressure of 1 bar for 45 minutes.

For stainless steel products, disinfectants and cleaners containing a high concentration of chlorine or oxalic acid are not recommended. Important! Improper or inadequate treatment of stainless steel items may result in their destruction in a very short time. Disinfection, cleaning, and sterilization of titanium and stainless steel may be done by other methods in accordance with methodologies established for those procedures.

Important notes:

  • Visually inspect the entire toolkit. Damaged or blunt instruments should not be used.
  • Do not allow blood or tissue residues to dry on the instruments. Immediately after surgery, immerse the tools in a disinfectant solution.

• Do not send tools to storage if they are wet or damp.
• Heavily contaminated instruments must be cleaned in an ultrasonic unit.
• Tools consisting of several parts must be disassembled prior to cleaning.

Do not use a hot-air sterilizer, as in this mode the cutting edges of the tool quickly become dull.

See Also

Dental implant supplies

NDI Medical implants are committed to patients and professionals. As a leading manufacturer of superior dental implants supplies, we are dedicated to excellence in solutions…

German dental implants

Premium quality German Dental Implants Germany is the largest contributor to manufacturing in Europe and fourth in the world. Globally, German manufacturing is renowned for…

Dental implant companies

German dental implant brands As part of the NDI Medical market surveillance program, we are constantly monitoring the dental implant market in Germany and in…