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Protective Coverings:

Uniforms: Uniforms will be changed regularly and whenever soiled. Gowns or aprons would be worn during procedures that are likely to cause spattering or splashing of blood.

Hand Protection: Gloves will be worn for procedures involving contact with blood, saliva or mucous membrane. A new pair of gloves will be used for each patient.. Hands should be washed thoroughly with a proprietary disinfectant liquid soap prior to and immediately after the use of gloves.

Protective Glasses, Masks or Face Shields: Protective glasses, masks or face shields will be worn by operators and close-support dental surgery assistants to protect the eyes against the spatter and aerosols which may occur during cavity preparation, scaling and the cleaning of instruments.

Instrument Sterilization:

We following sterilization of International norms
All instruments will be cleaned thoroughly before sterilization by rinsing and scrubbing with detergent and water. The instrument we use for sterilization is Digital Autoclave. It Uses steam under pressure to sterilize. The temperature is 250 to 273 F( time varies depending up on the load of autoclave)
Good penetration of heat into packages Causes corrosion
Requires drying time.
Items which will penetrate tissues will sterilized in an autoclave
Hand pieces, ultrasonic scaler inserts/tips and air-water syringe tips where detachable should be flushed for 30 seconds, dismantled, cleaned, oiled where required, and autoclaved between patients. (Hand pieces, etc. left overnight should be allowed to discharge water for two minutes at the beginning of the day). Hand pieces which cannot be autoclaved are disinfected with an appropriate virucidal agent Items which will touch mucous membrane but not penetrate tissues should similarly be sterilized by heat, or, if

not possible, disinfected, e.g., by immersion in 2% glutaraldehyde solution in a closed container

Between clinical sessions, work surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated with ethyl alcohol (70%). If there is visible blood or pus, the surface should be cleaned and disinfected with sodium hypochlorite (0.5%), followed by water rinse. Protective gloves should be worn and care taken to minimize direct skin, mucosal or eye contact with these disinfectants.

Note: How ever If Patient asks for total disposable right from Hand piece, scaler and all instruments we will be doing, as VIP treatment package subject to the double or triple of the charges.

We follow protocol of American Dental Aggressive

Cold Sterilization is carried out at low temperature with the help of chemicals and radiations and all other means excluding high temperature. Hot Sterilization is carried out  with the help of Autoclave and UV Chambers.  Autoclave is heating an instruments to a temperature of 250 F as the pressure of 15 PSI  for 15 minutes.

Measures we take fumigation for rooms : We follow fumigation to sterilize the enclosed area by injecting the chemical ( formalin 20% ) which will kill or destroy microbes  present in the air.

The following must be observed:

  1. The fumigated area must be effectively sealed.
  2. A suitable chemical respiration must be worn in areas where the concentration of formaldehyde exceeds the occupational of formaldehyde exceeds the occupational exposure limit. A person equipped with a respirator.
  3. Exposure should be for at least 5 hours and preferably overnight.
  4. Discharged vapours must not come in contact with people or be drawn into ventilation system.
  5. The area must be thoroughly ventilated after fumigation.