Crescent Dental Clinic wishes to advise new and existing clients that patient safety is taken seriously.
A dedicated decontamination room is used for instrument decontamination. Below is an outline of
processes followed to avoid cross infection. Please ask if you have any queries.
Instrument decontamination process
Stage one...pre-soak instruments in disinfectant solution until ready for decontamination
Manual cleaning, inspection and rinsing of dental instruments
Stage two...ultrasonic enzymatic cleaning and rinsing of instruments
Stage three...autoclaving to achieve sterilisation. Process is validated with TST strips
Storage of instruments ready for use
Single use disposable items
Single use suction tips, air/water syringe tips, filling matrix bands, endodontic files
Single use needles and anaesthetic cartridges
Single use patient gloves
Clinical waste disposal
Sharps, plastics, paper based and latex glove waste is removed by Cannon Hygiene Ltd for safe
disposal by incineration
Dental drills are fed via bottled water in line with water safety regulations. Water lines are treated
daily to prevent biofilm contamination
General hygiene of toilets, reception/surgery floors is carried out on a daily basis to maintain a clean
and comfortable environment.
The surgery is air-conditioned with an air filtration process
Dental impressions are disinfected before dispatch from the clinic to the dental laboratory