Catalog | G&H® Orthodontics

G&H Orthodontics® (800) 526-1026 | +1 317-346-6655 | Email: 122 Clinical Supplies Instruments Combination Plier Rack This beautiful rack accommodates 7 pliers, and also has 7 vertical storage holes for explorers, mouth mirrors, mosquito, and Mathieu instruments. The open front area is also ideal for instruments and auxiliaries. Ea. S413-01 Round Instrument Holder This durable, clear Lucite 4” cylinder easily holds up to 15 pliers, while an inner 11⁄ 4” cylinder stores narrow instruments such as scalers, explorers, and band seaters. Ea. S411-01 Instrument Stain Remover Powder formula removes stains, tarnish and restores luster. Ea. 3-740 Plier Rack Our Plier Rack neatly organizes most any orthodontic plier sets. Aluminum rods with plastic ends allow for easy wipe down. Holds approximately 20 instruments. Ea. PLRK020 L&R Barrier Milk Helps prevent corrosion of instruments when used prior to sterilization. Provides complete protection from rust and keeps hinged instruments moving smoothly. 8 oz. spray 00139 Gal. 076 Lavoric® Surgical Milk A concentrated pre-autoclave dip that extends the life of valuable instruments. The non-toxic, odor-free formula inhibits rust and lubricates all hinged instruments. Quart 862-2310 Gal. 862-2312 Prior to sterilization, clean instruments thoroughly, rinse and dry before sterilizing. After sterilizing, lubricate very sparingly. One drop or a light spray is sufficient. Wipe off excess lubricant. Always lubricate after sterilization, because lubricants, waxes, and “sticky joint” remedies vaporize inside sterilization equipment and will saturate all other items placed in the chamber. Over-use of lubricants or “sticky joint” treatments is the major cause of staining or discoloration of instruments. Brown or yellow stains generally can be removed by scrubbing with Type A steel wool saturated with isopropyl alcohol. Our wire forming and cutting instruments have been tested and found to be resistant to corrosion when sterilized using the following methods. AUTOCLAVE 1. Air and towel dry instruments. 2. Instruments may be bagged prior to sterilization. 3. Place instruments on autoclave tray with jaws open. Proceed following manufacturer’s recommendations. 4. Remove instruments promptly after cycle is complete to avoid possible signs of corrosion. 5. When cooled, lubricate instruments sparingly. CHEMCLAVE 1. Air and towel dry instruments. 2. Instruments may be bagged prior to sterilization. 3. Place instruments on paper towels. Do not process for longer than 20 minutes. Make sure that chemical additives are in correct proportions. 4. When cooled, lubricate instruments sparingly. 5. Remove instruments promptly after cycle is complete to avoid possible signs of corrosion. DRY HEAT 1. Air and towel dry instruments— especially joints. 2. Place on trays, sheets or racks for recommended cycle, from 6 to 30 minutes (follow equipment manufacturer’s instructions). 3. Once cooled, lubricate instruments sparingly. ULTRASONIC CLEANING Ultrasonic cleaning of cutting pliers is not recommended—solutions combined with vibrations are very caustic and could dull or damage cutters. 1. If ultrasonic cleaning is chosen, follow equipment manufacturer’s recommended immersion schedule. 2. Rinse instruments with highvolume water before sterilizing. 3. Air and towel dry instruments before sterilizing. COLD STERILIZATION (2% Glutaraldehyde) 1. Dry joints thoroughly—air and towel dry. 2. Totally immerse instruments in solution. Sterilization requires 10hour immersion. 3. Remove instruments from solution and rinse in sterile water. Air dry joints to remove all moisture. 4. Prolonged immersion is not recommended, especially for cutters. 5. Lubricate sparingly. WRAPPING OF INSTRUMENTS Our instruments are capable of being both wrapped and unwrapped during sterilization. Sterilization times will vary depending on your method of sterilization. We recommend that the operator set the temperature and sterilization time according to the manufacturer of the sterilizer used. Instrument Care & Maintenance Guidelines