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Page updated 9 October 2006

Single Use Items

Steel burs, matrix bands, endodontic files and reamers, saliva ejectors, aspirators, 3-in-1 plastic syringe-tips, scalpels, demonstration toothbrushes, rubber prophy cups, bristle brushes, impression trays, plastic mouthwash cups, absorbent patient bibs, and surface wipes. D isposable paper towels should be used for cleaning and drying.

Virtually all dental hand instruments are now available in a single use disposable format either for purchase as single instruments or in kits and are priced to be a realistic alternative to decontaminating reusable instruments.