We pride ourselves in our attitude towards Infection Prevention and Control, and have consistently pursued HTM-01.05 “Best Practice”. We have always kept up-to-date with, and, where possible, a step ahead of, National and Local Infection Prevention and Control Guidance. This has been made possible by our extensive infection control training program at induction, our commitment to on-going CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and the support of the Infection Prevention and Control Team at NHS Doncaster – whom have quoted us as “being a beacon for others”.

Recent staff training (2014) has included a NCFE level 2 qualification (equivalent to 111 hours) in ‘The Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings’ for the following team members:

Sean Wade (Dentist), Angela Wade (Practice Manager), Claire Berry (Hygienist/Direct Access) , Eva Lewis (RDN) – Admin), Anne-Marie Geoghegan (RDN), Andrea Scholes (RDN), and Jessica Brayshaw (RDN)

Our addition of two adjacent purpose built decontamination suites during 2012, has ensured we have achieved this.

Decontamination Room

 

 

 

The Decontamination Room (Suite 1) is specifically designed for the purpose of decontamination of instruments and hand -pieces , and houses an ultra-sonic bath, Statmatic Hand-piece cleaner/oiler and a Miele washer/disinfector. Two designated sinks are provided and a wall mounted inspection light (magnified). A separate freestanding hand-wash basin has also been installed.

 

 

 

 

 

Sterilization Room

 

 

 

The Sterilzation Room (Suite 2) is specifically designed for the sterilization and bagging of decontaminated instruments and hand-pieces. There are two Little Sister autoclaves, and a Statim vacuum sterilizer. A further inspection light is provided to ensure whether instruments are suitable for bagging, or need re-processing. A separate freestanding hand-wash basin has also been installed.

These suites are linked by a purpose built two way cupboard for ease of use.