The aim of this practice is to provide an extensive range of dental services while consistently minimising risk of cross-infection to staff members and members of the public.
To maintain Infection Control, Standard Precautions are routinely followed such as staff vaccinations, personal protective equipment, hand care, barrier protection, surface disinfection, autoclaving of all instruments and handpieces after every patient, equipment validation, disposal of single-use items and the use of transfer instruments for retrieval of items from outside the contaminated field.
Standards are also set for:
- waste management
- decontamination of impressions and other work that is sent to the laboratory
- decontamination of equipment sent out for repairs
- written records monitoring vaccination and immunity status of staff members
- sharps injury management
We have developed an Infection Control Manual to minimise the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, taking into account the following documents which are available to all staff:
- ADA Guidelines for Infection Control 2021
- 2010 NHMRC Guidelines (Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare)
- Australian Standards AS/NZS 4815, Office based health care facilities – Reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment and maintenance of associated environment for the office practice.