Q. I work at several dental offices that reuse sterilization pouches, the doctors insist that this is a common practice and compliant with regulations. Is this ok?
A. NO. Single use products are for single use and not to be reused. With that said any product which is not used per the manufacture’s instruction is being used incorrectly therefore in violation of regulations. I find dental offices that have policies to reuse disposable are not compliant in other areas too, especially in infection control and patient safety.