To our valued patients,
I’m writing to you to give you an update on Dental Studio’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dental health professionals are on the front lines of the war against infection, as it should be.
Our sterilization protocol and efforts are standard, we follow it every day without fail (even before the Corona virus) and are one of the most important and effective ways to protect our patients and team members.
Below, I’ve outlined some of Dental Studio’s best practices to combat and protect against viral or bacterial infection. I would like to reassure you that our clinics are still one of the safest places to visit, and we are looking forward to taking care of your needs.
Our Standard of Sterilization
At Dental Studio, we pay strict attention to our sterilization procedures. Our sterilization stations are visible to our patients which gives transparency and surety to all.
All of our clinical staff, including dentists, hygienists and dental assistants, follow strict sterilization protocols before and after each patient. It is our goal to always exceed the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Heath’s recommendations for safety and sterilization guidelines using only hospital grade sterilization equipment and techniques.
Aside from our strict sterilization process, our clinicians and hygienists wear gloves, masks and eyewear as protective barriers. Anything that goes into the patient’s mouth is either disposable or sterilized in our sterilization station.
Our Sterilization Components:
- Autoclave (pressurized steam): All dental instruments and handpieces (drills) are sterilized in a high-pressure steam autoclave after each use. This process is the standard of care. We also use external biological indicator to make sure every single sterilization cycle is effective.
- Surface Decontamination: All surfaces including countertops, dental chairs, stools, control buttons and protective eyewear are disinfected with chemical solutions
before and after every patient. We only use medical-grade disinfectant that are specifically formulated to eliminate bacteria and viruses on all exposed surfaces.
- Disposable Items: Many items we use today are disposed after a single use. These items include saliva ejectors, suction tips, drinking cups, rubber cleaning cups, patient bibs, tray covers, sterilization bags, mixing pads, mixing tips and needle tips, among others. Gloves and masks are also discarded after each patient.
- Routine maintenance: We ensure regular and proper maintenance of all instruments and equipment as recommended by manufacturers.
At Dental Studio, we will not only “explain” to you how our sterilization process works, but we can show you our full procedure.
Never be afraid to ask us questions. We will be proud to tell you of the measures we take to ensure your safety, protection and well-being.
Dr. Jaco Smith
Clinical Director, Dental Studio