Dental Patient Safety Is Our Top PriorityNovember 12th, 2014
Today’s headline news in dentistry has received justifiable national publicity today, ranking the third article on BBC’s online newsfeed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30005682
We are sure any patient who has visited Ock Street will be able to see instantly the detailed precautions we take to ensure safety during dental treatment. All dentists and nurses must properly wash and disinfect their hands before donning protective gloves. Not only are gloves always changed between patients, they may be changed several times during any one procedure to ensure the gloves do not themselves become contaminated. And every instrument is thoroughly decontaminated and sterilised in our state-of-the-art instrument preparation room. Look out for the carefully pouched instruments being delivered to your treatment room.
We also encourage patients to view our facility and watch our team in action making sure you are as safe as possible. Our CQC inspector was impressed when he watched us at work in 2013. Please ask any of our team if you would like us to show you around.
The most important aspect of maintaining high standards is the motivation of the practice leaders and the training of the dental team. At Ock Street we strive for the highest standards in all areas of our work and every year we have a dedicated training session with an outside expert to help the whole team upgrade skills and adopt the latest thinking in infection control.