Local Decontamination Units in the Dental Office

  • Martin R. Fulford
  • Nikolai R. Stankiewicz
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


Reprocessing of dental instruments that are not single use is normally done on an in-house basis. Ideally this is done in a separate room from where the dental treatment is done, the local decontamination unit (LDU).

Further Reading

  1. Smith AJ, Lockhart DE, McDonald E, Creanor S, Hurrell D, Bagg J. Design of dental surgeries in relation to instrument decontamination. J Hosp Infect. 2010;76(4):340–4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin R. Fulford
    • 1
  • Nikolai R. Stankiewicz
    • 2
  1. 1.WedmoreUK
  2. 2.East LydfordUK

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