Adequate knowledge of definitions, norms, procedures, use of antiseptics and disinfectants, allows to avoid the spread of infectious agents and provides knowledge for proper use of these aides. The objective of this study is to present the information available regarding the disinfection of orthodontic pliers in a structured and organized manner, and to provide a guide for optimal infection control. A search was carried out using PubMed, MEDLINE and Google Scholar, regardless of language, from the year 2000 to April 2021. The most recommended disinfectants for the disinfection of orthodontic pliers and the considerations in their use were established. In addition, risks of corrosion and recommendations to avoid them were determined. It is important to have up-to-date information that can be used to develop an optimal asepsis program, especially in the present context of a pandemic.
KEY WORDS: COVID, COVID-19, COVID-2019, 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus, disinfection pliers, orthodontic pliers, disinfection, orthodontic pliers.
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MUNIZAGA, N. M. S.; ALVAREZ, P. E. A.; HEMPEL, S. G.; SAT, Y. M. I.; CARRANZA, M. F. & TERÁN, Q. K. Disinfection of orthodontic pliers. recommendations update in the context of COVID-19. literature review. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(3):602-609, 2021.