Exceptional Infection Control
According to the Australian Dental Association, infection control regulations have been developed to prevent or minimise the danger of infection for dental professionals and patients alike.
Thornton Dental takes pride in adhering to Australia’s stringent and up-to-date infection control protocols including hospital standards of sterilisation to guarantee a healthy and pleasant visit to our clinic.
What is Infection Control?
Infection control is a practical system that assures there isn’t any transfer of disease such as bacteria, virus, or fungi from one patient to another, and from dentist and staff to another patient. Controlling the spread of infection and disease is of utmost importance to a healthy and clean dental practice.
Infection control includes the following, but is not limited to:
- Wearing appropriate gear such a gloves, masks, and eye protection
- Environmental cleaning
- Sterilisation of all re-usable instruments
- Disposing single use materials
- Staff training
Infection control procedures not only keep you safe, but they also mean that dental practitioners and the staff are kept safe, too.
Infection Control and High-grade Filtered Water at Thornton Dental
Because at Thornton Dental your safety is our highest priority, we adopt the latest disease prevention and sterilisation guidelines from Australia and around the world. We use cutting-edge sterilisation autoclaves and the most advanced equipment and techniques available. This includes:
- Full decontamination of work areas and dental chair between patients
- Utilising disposable instruments whenever possible
- Heat sterilising other instrumentation in an autoclave
All our doctors and staff are highly trained and adhere to strict hygiene and safety regulations. They undergo safety training and follow the policies meticulously. Every member wears protective gloves, gowns, and eye protection.
At Thornton Dental, all practice water is examined for quality and our plumbing includes specialised high-grade filters to protect our patients by minimising exposure to the contamination of bacteria.
Thornton Dental is committed to keeping you safe, our practitioners and staff safe, as well as any person who walks in our dental clinic. You can be assured that we take every measure possible in order to provide you and your family with a clean and safe environment for your appointments and treatments.