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Dental instruments which were not fully sterilised may have been used on up to 72 patients at the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS).
NDCS said that the lapse was discovered on Jun 5, and efforts were made to recall 72 packs of the affected instruments from its specialist outpatient clinics on the second, fourth and sixth floors of the building.
Although the instruments had gone through the first two steps of sterilisation, which involves machine washing and thermal disinfection, they had not completed the final step of steam sterilisation.
It added that it is reaching out to all 714 patients who visited the clinics on Jun 5 and 6.
Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/dental-instruments-which-were-not-fully-sterilised-used-on-8938572