88 Where There Is No Dentist 2012
Sterilizing with steam under pressure is the surest method. It kills harmful
germs in 30 minutes. You need a strong pot with a tight fitting lid. But be
sure to make a small hole in the Iid so steam can escape when the
pressure becomes too great.
A special pot called a pressure cooker is perfect for this. It even has a safety
hole on it to release extra steam.
1. Put 2 cups of water and
2 spoonfuls of cooking
oil into the pot.
2. Place the handles together.
Put on high heat until a loud
hissing noise begins.
3. Put on lower heat. Begin
timing now. Leave the hissing
pot on the low flame for
DO NOT LET
4. Cool the pot under water, open,
and lay the instruments on a
clean towel to dry.
The next time you use the pot,
you can use the same water that
was Ieft inside it.