Probing the dentist's drill

Mannix, Margaret; Hawkins, Dana
December 1992
U.S. News & World Report;12/7/92, Vol. 113 Issue 22, p81
Reports that dentists whose drills can be heat-sterilized between patients, only about 60 to 70 percent actually are heat-sterilizing them, according to an unpublished national survey of 510 dentists last May by the American Dental Association. Health risks linked to unsterilized dental equipment; Ask your dentist; Fee for sterilization.


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