As we go beyond the half yearly mark of 2020, we have had to introduce further measures to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
At First Choice Dental Clinic, we wanted to share with you some of the extra safeguarding measures that we have put in place to make sure that we maintain only the highest levels of safety to keep everyone safe whilst attending the Practice. We have introduced an attendance guidance sheet which you can access on our home page entitled “Practice Update” .This page will show how we have incorporated some changes for when you visit, including temperature checks, hand sanitising and general safety guidance.
After every Patient, the room where you received your treatment will have a full deep clean with detergent, this will then be followed by the use of a fogging machine. The room is then left for 5 Minutes after which this will then be cleaned again with Hypochlorous Acid which is a disinfectant agent. The floor is also cleaned with a bleach solution. This whole process takes approximately 25 minutes. The room is then left to dry for a further 35 Minutes whilst we see the next patient in one of our other treatment rooms.
There will always be 1 Hour between patients per treatment room
Our dedicated Colleagues and Clinicians will be wearing enhanced PPE including visors, surgical hats, masks, gowns, aprons and gloves. The clinical team is using only the highest quality FFP3 masks, which have been fit tested to the individual.
As before, every instrument used is thoroughly cleaned with detergent, all instruments are then placed in an ultrasonic bath to remove all debris, after which they are then rinsed and then placed in an autoclave to sterilise at a temperature of 136°C. Afterwards the instruments are kept in a sealed pouch to preserve sterility.