Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control - you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust.
You should feel free to discuss this topic with your dentist and receive a straightforward answer.
Our entire team follow procedures recommended by the Department of Health and the British Dental Association.
These measures include:
Disinfectant hand soap
Gloves and face masks
Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
Sterilisation of all equipment before every use
Single use root canal instrumentation
As part of our sterilisation process, we use ultrasonic cleaners to remove contaminants from reusable instruments and autoclaves which kill bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
The best defence against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care.
The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.