With the recent revelations of infection control violations by several Sydney dental practices, dental disinfection, sterilisation and patient safety have been put in the spotlight.
A report by New South Wales Health has found that up to 12,000 people may be in urgent need of blood testing after four dental clinics across Sydney were found to have been practicing without the necessary infection control standards in place.
The four Sydney practices are under investigation in regard to a number of breaches which involve poor cleaning and sterilisation practices over a number of years.
NSW Health Director of Health Protection, Dr Jeremy McAnulty suggested that, “…patients who (have) had procedures… see their GP for testing… as a precaution.”
Although health experts at this stage suggest that the risk of infection remains low, it is recommended that any patients who underwent “invasive procedures” at the four practices receive necessary testing.
AT REDBANK PLAINS DENTAL, WE MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST INFECTION CONTROL STANDARDS
We undergo the relevant training necessary to ensure our patients’ safety is maintained. We value the health and safety of each and every one of our patients, and this is emphasised through our sterilisation techniques which we embody throughout our practice. You can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Redbank Plains Dental, as we strive to undertake the safe practices necessary to leave you with a beautiful, healthy smile.
Whilst we believe these breaches are damaging to the industry and a serious concern to the wider community, we welcome the identification of such breaches to ensure strict standards are maintained across the industry. Paramount to our dental clinic is the health and wellbeing of our patients, which is why we have stringent protocols and standards in place to ensure our patients will not be at risk during their visits.
It is during this time that the team at Redbank Plains Dental would like to reassure our patients of our strict protocols regarding infection control and hygiene.
We value the health and safety of all our patients. We passed another random infection control audit by Qld health this year which reviews our infection control standards and operations. Our staff attend regular meetings on infection control and have undergone relevant training in regards to the infection control standards set by Australian law.
At Redbank Plains Dental, our autoclaves are routinely serviced and maintained. All our instruments are either disposable or are sterilised in autoclaves ensuring all bacteria are eliminated completely.
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