We have created protocols that allow infection control procedures to be implemented effectively and efficiently. By having regular training sessions to update our skills in infection control, we make sure that each team member is up-to-date and performing these dental hygiene tasks to the best of their ability.
Infection control focuses on limiting or controlling factors that influence the transmission of infection or that contribute to the spread of microorganisms. The spread of microorganisms can be reduced by:
These precautions minimise the risk of transmission of infection from person to person, and are required for the treatment of all dental patients regardless of whether a particular patient is infected with or is a carrier of an infectious disease. This protocol is termed “Universal Precautions”.
Infection control in the dental setting refers to the responsibilities of dental practitioners to prevent the transmission of disease-producing agents such as bacteria, viruses and fungi from one patient to another patient, from dental practitioner and dental staff to patients, and from patients to dental practitioner or other dental staff.
The guidelines that we follow have been developed by the Dental Board of Australia under s. 39 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
Dental practitioners have a legal duty of care to their patients, and therefore Ocean Orthodontics ensures that effective infection control measures are in place and are complied with in the practice.
The Dental Board stipulates that dental practitioners including dentists, orthodontists and dental hygienists must practice in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety by ensuring that the risk of the spread of infectious diseases is prevented or minimised.
Dental practitioners must ensure the premises in which they practise are kept in a clean and hygienic state to prevent or minimise the spread of infectious diseases; and ensure that, in attending a patient, they take such steps as are practicable to prevent or minimise the spread of infectious diseases.
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