Infection Control

Dento Mak Epping Partnering with you in safety and quality of your dental care. An effective way for you and your family to be part of infection control is to prevent the spread of the most common infectious agents: carry tissues, cover coughs and sneezes, throw used tissues in a bin, wash your hands after blowing your nose.

Dental practices safety and quality performance

Dentists are the only registered health care provider in Australia whose AHPRA registration is dependent on satisfying complex and holistic requirements for infection control and prevention. As technologies and information has changed dentists have remained in the forefront of developments in this area. Infection Control involves more than cleanliness. In dentistry today Infection Control involves:

  • sterilising all re-useable instruments
  • disposing of single use materials
  • "barrier" techniques

All these things are designed to stop bacteria and viruses from passing from one patient to another.

How do we sterilise?

The most common steriliser used in dentistry is called an autoclave. Autoclaves place instruments under so much hot steam and pressure that all bacteria and viruses are killed.
Before placing instruments in a steriliser they are cleaned and rinsed to heighten the effectiveness of the autoclave. Gas and dry heat can also be used to sterilise dental equipment.
Plastic wrapping (or what we never reuse)
  • The environment is important to us
  • Your health and safety are important to us
  • Where possible we use equipment that we can reuse with the safety. Somethings must be single use but we are committed to combining both your safety and our concerns for the environment.

Want to Know More?

The team at Dento Mak are more than happy to discuss any aspect of our infection control procedure with you.

Infection Control at the Dental Practice

What is Infection Control? This is the term used to describe the practical system we have in place to make sure there isn?t any transfer of disease causing bugs from one person to another. Our quality systems are largely behind the scenes. Infection control procedures include:

  • wearing gloves, masks, eye protection and being immunized
  • sterilization
  • environmental cleaning
  • staff training and monitor processes are in place using the latest web technology

 

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