Current shortage of sterilisation wrap

Recently the ADA became aware of a global shortage of sterilisation wraps. This is in part due to the shortage of polypropylene resin used in the manufacturing process.

While hospitals are the places most impacted by this shortage, some dental practices may also be affected.

We are aware that some suppliers are recommending the use of pouches as an alternative. If your practice is affected by the shortage of these wraps and has switched to pouches, you may need to re-do your batch indication validation for correct parameters.

The ADA’s Infection Control Committee has prepared advice to explain the need for this and the best way to go about it. Click here to access their instructions.

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