EN ISO 21850-1:2020

Dentistry - Materials for dental instruments - Part 1: Stainless steel (ISO 21850-1:2020) EN ISO 21850-1:2020

Publication date:   Oct 14, 2020

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60.60 Standard published   May 13, 2020


CEN/TC 55 Dentistry

European Norm

11.060.20   Dental equipment



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This document specifies stainless steel commonly used in manufacturing dental instruments.
It is applicable to stainless steel materials used to manufacture either an entire instrument or a part of the instrument.
It is applicable to single-use and reusable dental instruments, whether it is or it is not connected to a power-driven system.
This document is not applicable to devices and instruments used long-term in the mouth of the patient (e.g. crown, bridges, implants) or to devices and instruments not made of stainless steel.
It contains a current selection of stainless steels suitable for use in the manufacture of dental instruments.

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EN ISO 21850-1:2020
60.60 Standard published
May 13, 2020