Our SOP for Infection control
Hand Hygeine and PPE:
Hand Hygeine and PPE: We practice best hand hygiene before performing routine and surgical treatments. For routine dental examinations and nonsurgical procedures, we use water and plain soap for hand washing or antimicrobial soap. Hand hygiene is always performed whenever hands are visibly soiled, after touching of dental instruments, equipment, dental materials, and other objects likely to be contaminated by blood, saliva, or respiratory secretions with bare hands, before and after treating each patient &before and after wearing gloves. Personal protective equipment include gloves, face masks, protective eye wear, face shields, and protective clothing. We use disposable materials wherever is applicable. A new set of disposable gloves, brand new syringes with needles are used for every patient. All disposable materials are discarded safely and responsibly once the procedures are completed. We actively seek ways to control cross infection.
Dental unit water quality: All dental units use systems that deliver good quality water through our inhouse RO systems for water treatment.
Procedure for infection control of patient care items and devices:
Instrument Sterilization Process involves several steps.
The Autoclave works by bathing the instruments over a period of time with steam at a very high temperature and pressure. Autoclaves are the most effective way of destroying the bacteria. All the instruments such as mouth mirrors, dental drills, metal hand instruments are autoclaved after every patient.
Chemical Disinfection of the treatment cabins
At Smiline dental hospital all the surfaces such as dental chairs, dental light, drawer handles, counter tops are meticulously cleaned and decontaminated with suitable chemicals after every procedure.
We are committed to keeping our patients and our entire team safe. We assure you that we have taken all possible measures to ensure dental treatments at our hospital are performed in a skillful, safe, comfortable and clean environment. At Smiline dental hospital we make infection prevention our priority and we are well equipped to observe standard practices as recommended by the CDC (center for disease control) guidelines for Infection Control in Dental clinics.