Every day, dentists throughout the country perform vital work for their patients. But it’s also true that dental practices are home to a range of pathogenic microorganisms, which can infect both patients and dental workers. These organisms can be transmitted through contact with contaminated surfaces, instruments and equipment.
To prevent this problem, your dental practice needs to commit to robust infection prevention procedures. That means effective surface cleaning, particularly of high-touch areas such as door handles and benchtops. It also means excellent hand hygiene – making sure hand sanitisers are easily accessible for patients in waiting rooms and staff in practice rooms.