Here at Innisfail Dentists, we take infection control seriously. We have strict changeover procedures between patients to ensure that both the environment and the instruments we use are clean. All instruments used in the mouth are either disposable single use or are run through a medical grade thermal disinfector as well as a steam steriliser after each and every patient.
Of course, sterilisation is just part of an effective infection control protocol. We have also developed a workflow process which includes pre-cleaning, soaking, washing, bagging, sterilisation, proper storage and critical instrument tracking.
Our infection control procedures comply with the relevant Australian standards as well as the Australian Dental Association guidelines and are necessary for being an accredited practice.