8 To 8 Dental Practice, 4 The Mews, Wharf Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1NN
We use the most advanced class B medical autoclaves for sterilization of dental instruments, they use steam under pressure to sterilize contaminated items. Unlike autoclaves of other classes, these devices are equipped with a fractionated pre-vacuum, which allows complete air removal and steam injection. This is the best currently available technique of sterilizing any type of product.
We use Non-Contact Forehead Infrared Digital Thermometer before treatment to prevent the spread of Covit-19.
Infection prevention is a critical aspect of dental practice to protect both patients and staff. The effective cleaning of all surfaces is essential to help prevent cross infection.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used to protect our patients from the risks of cross-infection. It may also be required for contact with hazardous chemicals and some pharmaceuticals. PPE includes items like gloves, masks, goggles, gowns, head covers or visors.
We use rubber dam to reduce aerosol with bacterias and viruses to protect patients from cross-infection which can be transmitted by the patient’s saliva if it can be applied, not only minimizes the risk of contamination.
We are proud to be one of the earliest dental practices in the U.K.to use Extra-oral Dental Suction System for prevention of Covid-19.
Extra-oral Dental Suction System is effective in reducing the risk associated with airborne particulates and pathogens present in an aerosol spray that is an inherent part of dental care. The aerosol emerging from the mouth of the patient consists of splashes of the spray mist rebound and droplets containing cooling water, saliva, blood, microorganisms, bacteria and viruses. This mixture presents a high risk of infection.
Our Extra-oral Dental Suction System reduces that risk and purifies the air using a multi-level filtration system and UV light. It traps viruses and germs ≥0.3 μm with over 99.97% efficiency, including mercury vapor. UV light inside the unit has an intensity of 1210uw/cm2 and wavelength 280nm, killing viruses and bacteria with high efficiency
We also use UV-C light for cross-infection control, UV-C light is a proven technology when it comes to reducing bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms that pose a risk to human health. Ultraviolet (UV-C) light kills or inactivates microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
For many years, UV germicidal lamps have been used for disinfection of air and surfaces within hospitals, care homes, laboratories and many other organisations where hygiene and cleanliness are of utmost importance. In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak, UV is just one of the many technologies available and being utilised to help reduce and control the spread.