Your health and safety are especially important to us.
It has been a worrying time for all. The two major concerns for us have been:
Dentist are very well placed to understand and respond to the changing information on COVID-19. We don't take your health and safety lightly. The dental profession has always been trained in infection issues from a university level and our Dental Assistant training focuses, nearly exclusively, on this area of safety for patients.
The things we would really like you to do at this time are:
Dental practices have always been at the forefront of preventing virus and bacteria from being transfered. This is called Infection Control.
What does Infection Control mean?
This is the term used to describe the practical system we have in place to make sure there isn't any transfer of disease causing bugs from one person to another. Our quality systems are largely behind the scenes.
Infection control procedures include: -
As technologies and information has changed dentists have remained in the forefront of developments in this area. Infection Control involves more than cleanliness. In dentistry today Infection Control involves
All these things are designed to stop bacteria and viruses from passing from one patient to another.
How do we sterilise?
The most common steriliser used in dentistry is called an autoclave. Autoclaves place instruments under so much hot steam and pressure that all bacteria and viruses are killed.
Before placing instruments in a steriliser they are cleaned and rinsed to heighten the effectiveness of the autoclave.
Plastic wrapping (or what we never reuse)
Want to know more?
We are happy to discuss any aspect of our infection control procedure with you.
Hawthorn Dental Care
At Hawthorn Dental Care, Stuart Cran, Cecily OShea and Chia-Hui Chang enjoy professionally delivering quality dental care to people of all ages, in a friendly caring environment.
Dr Stuart Cran BDSc (Melb)
Dr Cecily O'Shea BDSc (Melb)
Dr Chia-Hui Chang BDSc (Melb)
65 Linda Cres
Hawthorn VIC 3122 AU