Sterilisation & Safety Protocols in the COVID times

Infection control has always been a top priority at Smile Matters. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the Indian Dental Association (IDA), American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indian Endodontic Society (IES). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

  • Foot-wear disinfection & foot cover for each person entering clinic
  • Thermal screening at entry
  • Compulsory hand sanitization
  • Provision of gloves & fresh face-masksfor patients
  • Safe distance seating & social Distancing provision of gloves & fresh face-masksfor patients
  • Staggered appointments for preventing patient congestion
  • PPE, FFP2 masks, face shields for doctors & chairside staff
  • Protective barriers for patients during treatment
  • Rubber dam for preventing cross-contamination
  • Grade 14 HEPA air-filter installation for clean air delivery in treatment rooms
  • Silver peroxide air fumigation after every patient
  • CHX- IPA instant disinfection of all touch surfaces
  • Water-line sanitation using silver peroxide
  • NaOCl disinfection for floor & toilet disinfection
  • The above protocols are additions to the existing infection control and hygiene processes that have been always integral to our practice like
  • Instrument pre-cleaning and disinfection in ultrasonic cleaner with multi-enzyme CDC -approved disinfectants
  • Instrument pouching / sealing and class B autoclave for complete elimination of all pathogens
  • Use of disposable barriers for thermally labile items like X-ray sensor, light cure probe, air-water spray tips