2a Wills St
Hawthorn East. 3123
9882 4556 | 0427 909 464

Coronavirus awareness

We are constantly reviewing the situation on coronavirus.

  • Please make sure you keep up-to-date with your dental needs. The last thing you will need is a tooth ache if you get sick or are isolated.
  • We encourage you to let us know beforehand, if you are sick so we can discuss this before you attend our clinic.


We would like to encourage you to stay up-to-date with coronavirus and not get distracted by myths.

As the situation keeps changing we encourage you to look at the Victorian Government Dept of Health and Human Services web site.
If you wish you can subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter from the Dept of Health and Human Services.

The Victorian government has set up a Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398

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Dental practices safety and quality performance

Dentists are the only registered health care provider in Australia whose AHPRA registration is dependent on satisfying complex and holistic requirements for infection control and prevention.

 

Infection Control at the Dental Practice

Autoclave used for sterilising dental instruments

What is Infection Control?
Sterilising our equipment to ensure your safety
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Have you got more questions?

What is Infection Control?
This is the term used to describe the practical system we have in place to make sure there isn't any transfer of disease
causing bugs from one person to another. Our quality systems are largely behind the scenes.

Infection control procedures include: -

  • wearing gloves, masks, eye protection and being immunized.
  • Sterilization
  • Environmental cleaning
  • Staff training and monitor processes are in place using the latest web technology

As technologies and information has changed dentists have remained in the forefront of developments in this area. Infection Control involves more than cleanliness. In dentistry today Infection Control involves

  • sterilising all re-useable instruments
  • disposing single use materials
  • "barrier" techniques

All these things are designed to stop bacteria and viruses from passing from one patient to another.

How do we sterilise?
The most common steriliser used in dentistry is called an autoclave. Autoclaves place instruments under so much hot steam and pressure that all bacteria and viruses are killed.
Before placing instruments in a steriliser they are cleaned and rinsed to heighten the effectiveness of the autoclave.
Gas and dry heat can also be used to sterilise dental equipment.

Plastic wrapping (or what we never reuse)

  • The environment is important to us
  • Your health and safety are important to us
  • Where possible we use equipment that we can reuse with the safety. Somethings must be single use but we are committed to combining both your safety and our concerns for the environment.

Want to know more?
We are happy to discuss any aspect of our infection control procedure with you.

Revised: 14 March 2020

Mark has represented his profession in the highly regarded position of ADA VB President and is a consultant in his field, yet he is consistent, approachable and has the highest regard for his patients wellbeing.

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2a Wills St
Hawthorn East VIC 3123 AU

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Wills Street Dental Clinic


 

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Dr Mark Bowman BDSc (Melb)

 

Wills Street Dental Clinic offers quality advice and treatment of all aspects of dentistry - Family orientated

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