Smile Care Plymouth has recently undergone a refurbishment to upgrade sterilisation and decontamination equipment, plus new cabinets and equipment plus improvements to safety for flooring and installation of new fire doors.
Effective and efficient infection control in the dental surgery is essential for the safety of patients and to ensure that productivity does not suffer.
Infection control programs all include the cleaning and sterilisation of reusable dental instruments and devices. Care must be taken by the dental healthcare professional to ensure that all instruments are cleaned prior to sterilisation, and that this is carried out in a safe manner to avoid injury and puncture wounds.
Use of closed-system cassettes reduces the risk to dental healthcare professionals when executing infection control programs.
When using ultrasonic cleaners, washers and sterilisers, it is important to ensure complete sterilisation and to avoid damage to these items.
Assurance of sterility of instruments and devices can be obtained through the use of one of several tests, and these tests must be performed regularly to ensure that the steriliser is sterilising all instruments and devices and that these are safe for use on patients.
Here at Smile Care Plymouth we take hygiene, sterilisation and decontamination very seriously with meticulous storage and preparation of instruments. Our improvements will not only increase productivity but also ensures that patient safety remains a top priority.
As members of BDA Good Practice the practice will:
Develop and maintain a consistent quality of service for patients
Be assessed by the BDA to ensure that they are meeting the Good Practice requirements
Carry out our their own internal checks on the way they work
Allow BDA assessors to visit their practice at any time
The BDA Good Practice Commitment
BDA Good Practice members are committed to developing and maintaining a consistent quality of service for their patients.
The commitments made by each member practice are:
To provide dental care of consistently good quality
To work with you to provide care that meets your needs and wishes
To make your treatment comfortable and convenient
To check for mouth cancer and tell you what we find
To look after your general health and safety
To follow current infection control standards
To keep our skills and knowledge up to date
To monitor the quality of our service to identify opportunities for improvements
Since joining BDA Good Practice we have endeavoured to make our patients aware of our commitment to their care. We try to make their visits to our practice one of complete comfort and trust and as you will see going into 2019 we continue to put our customers needs first!