Sterilisation Protocol & Tracking

We follow strict sterilisation procedures for your safety and peace of mind

A strict sterilisation protocol is one of the greatest and most essential gifts a dental practice can give their patients.  As a result, we follow the Australian Dental Association guidelines for infection control very closely.
Wherever possible, disposable (single-use only) instruments and materials are used.

If reuse is essential, the instruments are first disinfected, then placed in an ultrasonic cleaner to loosen all deposits.

They are then scrubbed, washed and dried, ready to be bagged for sterilization. After bagging, each set of instruments are bar-coded and placed in the autoclave.

Our Melag and W&H autoclaves are Hospital grade, vacuum forming units which we regularly have calibrated for accuracy and function by service personnel.

Autoclave Sterilisation

Stringent Monitoring Systems

Each sterilisation cycle is monitored and a record printed to ensure the sterilization parameters are met.

All instrument packs and handpieces are individually wrapped and bar-coded prior to sterilisation.

After sterilization, the pack is checked for integrity and colour-code change, and scanned into the computer system for tracking, prior to being released to the surgeries for use.

When instrument packs are used on a patient, they are scanned into that patient’s file. This allows us to cross-check and confirm that instruments used for any procedure on that patient were properly sterilised.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Bagging the instruments

Bagging the instruments

Logging handpieces

Logging handpieces

Scanning instruments back into the computer

Scanning instruments back into the computer

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