Sterilization and Disinfection
At Ahuja Dental clinic we follow stringent sterilization and disinfection protocol which is in accordance to the guidelines laid down by the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control. This is done to ensure the safety and well being of all our patients as well as staff. Preventing the spread of disease is of the utmost concern for both the dental staff and the patient, thus making cleanliness and hygiene our top priorities. You can be assured that, we meet or exceed all standards for infection control as set forth by ADA (American Dental Association) and IDA (Indian Dental Association).
Some of the infection control methods we utilize are:
- Our dentists and dental-team members (dental hygienist and assistant) wash their hands and put on a fresh pair of gloves before starting treatment. New disposable gloves, glass and napkins are used for each patient.
- Masks and protective eyewear are worn during dental procedures
- Disposable supplies such as masks, wipes, paper drapes, suction/water tube tips, needles and scalpel blades, are used only once and then disposed off properly. Using disposable items is another way that we maintain a clean and sterile office.
- All surfaces are either covered with disposable plastic or disinfected prior to each patient’s use
The procedure for sterilization of instruments are-
All instruments, including hand pieces, are sterilized after each use and sealed.
- Instruments are first scrubbed clean to remove debris with spirit swabs.
- All instruments are then placed in an Ultrasonic Cleaner to further dislodge any debris.
- Then they are immersed in 5% Korsolex sterilizing solution for 45 minutes for standard disinfection.
- Dental Instruments, in sterile packages, are then stored in U.V.Chamber to maintain the sterilization, which are opened in front of the patient.
We, at Ahuja Dental clinic follow all the disinfection procedures needed for infection control which is a priority.
- Our sterilization equipment is regularly checked to insure its effectiveness in killing all pathogenic organisms and a new pack of supplies is opened in front of the patient prior to the treatment.
- Surgical scrubs or over-garments are worn (we do not wear scrubs out of the office)
- All hazardous material is clearly labeled
- Bio-hazardous waste material is separately stored and removed from the facility.
Never let uncertainty about safety keep you away from getting dental treatment done in India, or cause anxiety while you’re here, because your and our health is too important. We as health professionals are more susceptible to contacting infectious diseases while working on our patients. And therefore we follow stringent measures of sterilization and disinfection for everyone’s safety.