The subject of cleanliness and hygiene is dear to us, though generally not one we bring up at dinner parties. So here we have the opportunity to wax lyrical about our Cross Infection Policy. You can also download a PDF file below.
All surfaces are cleaned with special single-use disinfectant wipes. This includes the countertops, the patient chair, and the dentist’s overhead light. A fresh set of sterilised instruments is unpacked and set out for each patient.
Our dentists and nurses wear uniforms, face masks, gloves and eye protection in the surgery. All of these are part of keeping things clean, hygienic and safe. Before welcoming each patient into the surgery the dentist and nurse will use a disinfectant hand rub then put on a new pair of gloves. We will give you a new bib to protect your clothing, and special ‘sunglasses’ to protect your eyes.
Some of our instruments are single-use, like drill pieces and needles; these are disposed of in special containers, then taken away to be incinerated. Reusable instruments, like mirrors and tweezers, are cleaned and sterilised as follows:
Our machines are regularly checked and validated to ensure they are working effectively.