Is Your Dental Practice Inspection Ready?

Because dental care is a field of high priority regarding the risk of infections, special recommendations are always issued and revised by dental regulatory authorities to meet Public Health standards and guidelines. Those recommendations aim at preventing spread of infections and ensuring the hygienic protection of both the patients and dental office staff.

All the health-occupational measures have to be known and kept by the dental personnel. The essential importance of hygiene, the role of protective equipment and all the duties connected with should be emphasized. That’s why every practice should have a written infection control policy and provide training to each member of staff so they are confident and competent.

As the RCDSO’s standards of practice being reviewed by a panel of dentists, health inspectors and the Ministry of Health, the college is looking at implementing mandatory or even random inspections of dental clinics.

Following standard IPAC practices that ensure that your practice, your patients, your staff and you are safe is the key to delivering quality dental care. Dentals make sure to keep up (to date) with most recent healthcare regulations, as well as standard IPAC routine practices, such as

  • ● Use of protective attire and barriers
  • ● Hand washing and care of hand
  • ● Use and care of sharp instrument and needles
  • ● Sterilization and high level disinfection tech
  • ● Decontamination of environmental surfaces
  • ● Decontamination of laboratory supplies and materials
  • ● USe and care of Ultrasonic scalers, HAndpieces, and dental units
  • ● Proper disposal of waste material
  • ● Keeping properly documented log sheets