Our office implements the highest standards of sterilization and disinfection. We use the latest equipment and products to ensure patient safety.
- Our office is in full compliance with Public Health Ontario’s Infection Control and Prevention Checklist for dental offices at www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/IPAC_Checklist_DENTAL_Core_Elements.pdf.
What is done:
1) We use gloves and masks whenever treating patients. Hands are washed with soap and water and are dried thoroughly or rubbed with a hand sanitizer before we glove.
2) In the operatory all surfaces exposed during the procedure are sprayed and wiped down using high level disinfectants.
3) All water and suction lines are disinfected between patients and nightly to remove the bacterial growth.
4) Plastics, rubber dams, papers, gauze, foam trays, gloves or anything else disposable are discarded after the procedure.
5) Sharps, needles, glass and scalpels, are disposed of in a puncture-proof container at point of use.
6) All handpieces (or drills) are lubricated and sterilized.
7) All instruments used during treatment are reprocessed (or sterilized) at the Steri-Center and are either placed into an instrument cassette or bagged in a sterilization pouch. The instruments are pre-washed in an instrument washer to remove stubborn debris and then placed into an Autoclave. We verify sterilization effectiveness mechanically, chemically and biologically. Every load is logged by time, date, the contents and whether it was successful
8) The time/date stamp, sterilizer and load # of the cassettes and/or pouches used on you are recorded in your chart.
9) All sterilization equipment is inspected and maintained on the schedule recommended by the manufacturer.
Your health matters to us so, you can be assured we are taking the latest precautions to make your visit safe.
* this is for your information only and in no way implies our office is superior to any other office in this respect