It in the dental practice focuses on the use of sterilization procedures that will be able to eliminate cross infection from a dental professional to a patient, from a patient to the dental professional and between 2 patients.
Various viruses and bacterias colonize or infect the oral cavity and respiratory tract. These organisms can be transmitted in dental settings most often through direct contact with blood, oral fluids or other patient materials and indirect contact with contaminated objects (eg. Instruments, Equipments or Environmental Surfaces).
At Care 32 we follow a strict protocol for infection control for the safety of our patients and team members. The use of barriers such as gloves, masks, aprons, drapes, instrument trays and disposable materials wherever possible is mandatory for the whole team.
There are a range of instruments used in the dental practice which are disposable and hence control cross infection inherently. Those which are meant for repeated use are cleaned through a series of steps such as chemical cleaning, heat sterilization and autoclaving using appropriate equipments and applicable cycles followed by proper handling after sterilization.
Our patients are welcome to take a look at the sterilization area and ask any pertinent questions that they may have to safeguard their health interests.