We use an instrument "tray system" in our practice and each patient has a fresh, sterile tray of instruments.
After use, all instruments are washed and inspected before being sterilised in a steam autoclave.
Each tray of sterile instruments is hermetically sealed until they are next required.
To ensure that we are never short, we have 12 complete sets of instruments for each surgery.
We have invested considerably to ensure that every patient has a fresh, sterile set of dental handpieces,together with
a cassette of sterile burs (drill tips).
Whatever is required, high speed, slow speed or hygienist's polishing handpiece, we are never short.
After use, all handpieces are cleaned externally and internally using the latest W&H Assistina handpiece machine.
They are sterilised in a steam autoclave.
ROOT CANAL FILES
Our patients can be assured that a new set of root canal files is used for every patient undergoing a root canal treatment
in line with Dept. of Health guidelines. They are discarded after use.
This is the Gold Standard and whilst it has not been adopted in many countries in the world, we believe that it brings many
benefits to our patients.
In addition to ensuring that you are not at risk of contracting a CJD prion, it reduces the incidence
of complications due to files breaking during use.
We only use items which are either autoclavable or disposable. If it can't be autoclaved, it is discarded after use.
We mostly use disposable plastic suction tips. Some non disposable suction tubes are always cleaned in
an ultrasonic cleaning bath before being autoclaved.
For your safety and peace of mind, the water supply to each of our dental equipment sets is supplied through a National
Safety Associates of America ( N.S.A.) water treatment unit and our Siemens equipment is fitted with non retraction systems.
We have a specialized medical compressor ( Durr - Germany ) to supply the compressed air to our drills. Our air supply is
oil free, de-humidified and triple filtered. We guarantee that it is "of breathing quality".