Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients 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 DentalOne Team and receive a straightforward answer. Our entire team follows procedures as per international standards These measures include:
  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces / Cold sterilization of hand instruments
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials
  • We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
The best defense 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. We would be happy to provide you with the information on why your visit to DentalOne is safe and why there is no chance of cross-infection between you and previous patients. We are extremely concerned about sterilization standards. We would like to assure you that the sterilizing procedures used in DentalOne are of such a high standard that we are totally confident that no individual is at risk. We comply with the international safety standards. Our conscientious staff will assure you that the following procedures are conducted: WORKING AREAS: Our working areas are completely covered by safety protective sheets and cling wrap which is changed after each patient HAND PIECES: We autoclave both the fast and slow speed hand pieces between each patient. INSTRUMENTS: Instruments are taken from the operatory to sterilization room where they are washed, scrubbed, ultrasonically cleaned, rinsed and autoclaved. After each patient all suction tips, needles, wipes, sponges and sharps are disposed of properly. TRAYS: Sterilized instruments are taken from the sterilized bags and placed on top of trays, which are covered by pre-sterilized tray covers.The trays are also scrubbed and cold soak sterilized for two hours after to each procedure. COUNTER TOPS: Disinfectant sprays are used to eliminate bacteria and viruses from counter tops. All areas are sprayed with surface disinfectant and wiped clean. GLOVES: New gloves are used for every patient. When the dentist or assistant leaves the operatory, gloves are removed and discarded. When coming back into the room, new gloves are again used. (We use more than 600 pairs of gloves a month!!!). NEEDLES: New needles are used for each patient. SALIVA EJECTORS AND ALL SUCTION DEVICES: We use disposable tips for each patient. After each patient all lines are wiped down and flushed. Main suction lines are disinfected daily.