Sterilization and infection control has always been a top priority at Aditya dental clinic, as your health and safety are a serious concern to us.
We maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sterilization, our staff being specially trained in the “universal (standard) precautions".
We have a separate state-of-the-art sterilization area right inside clinic.
All instruments are autoclaved to destroy bacteria and virus. We use disposable items which are thrown away after every single use.
All our lab coats, scrubs, masks, goggles and gloves are of hospital quality.
For extra measures, our sterilization procedures are monitored by an outside, independent company.
Every possible precaution for every patient is taken to eliminate cross-infection.
Many of the commonly used items in the clinic are disposable and hence transmission of communicable diseases does not occur.
For eg. suction tips, suction tubing, syringes, gloves, patient drapes, impression trays, are some of the disposable items to be mentioned.
Expensive surgical instruments are sterilized using a technique called autoclaving.
This a high pressured steam chamber where in instruments are placed for a specified temperature to kill all the micro-organisms including their spores. There are different cycles which are incorporated by the manufacturer of autoclaves. Usually the temperature is 121 degree Celsius under 15 pounds of pressure is one recommended cycle. The autoclave manufacturer also provides test strips to check the efficiency of the autoclaving. We at Aditya dental clinic insert a test strip with all autoclaving cycles to make sure the cycle is perfect. Remember boiling water has only 100 degree Celsius temperature and it does not kill the spores of the bacteria. Just placing instruments in boiling water in insufficient.
Those instruments which cannot be subjected to such high temperature and high pressure are subjected to cold sterilization. There are time tested liquids used for this- 5% sodium hypochlorite is one such liquid used. Instruments are immersed in this liquid for 20 minutes effectively sterilizes instruments.
Commonly touched areas are frequently painted with disinfectants to keep the area clean. Table tops, door handles, switches, water taps etc. are cleaned like this.
Dental chair, light handle, electric codes are wrapped in plastic covers while treating the patient and this covers are disposed off after each surgery. New covers are replaced for each new case. This is a very effective step is maintain the cleanliness.
Those instruments which are autoclaved will pass through an ultrasound cleaning chamber for a minute, during which debris gets cleaned by sound waves. The chamber contains a cleaning solution and specified cycles is very efficient for cleaning debris, especially the drills used in implant surgery.
We use only drinking water in water chambers attached to the dental chairs and hence it is completely safe even if a patient swallows the water during treatment. Regular culturing of the water samples from this containers are done which rule out any bacterial growth.
All the clinical staff are immunized against blood borne diseases which have available vaccinations.
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