Infection Control Protocol

At Pearly Whites Mobile Dental Hygiene Services your safety is our #1 concern. We follow strict protocol for the sterilization and transportation of a mobile dental practice. As a mobile dental hygienist, infection control remains the same regardless of the location.

Setting a high standard for infection control is very important to us and we want to ensure you that we not only meet but exceed the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All of the instruments used during patient treatment are cleaned and sterilized, according to the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All of the instruments used for patient treatment are wrapped or packaged with internal monitors for each set of instruments, to indicate that each set has been properly processed. The instruments are placed in sealed packages and transported in a container to protect the sterility of the instruments until they are opened at the time your treatment begins.

After use, the contaminated instruments (dirty instruments) are placed in a sealed and bio-hazard labeled container for transportation back to the clinic for sterilization.

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SciCan Statim2000 is an autoclave sterilizer.

Our sterilizer is tested for effectiveness on a weekly basis, according to CDC guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We use a dry block incubator to make sure our sterilizer is working properly. A biological indicator is placed in the sterilizer during a sterilizing cycle and then after the indicator is placed in the incubator to be tested for spore growth. A negative or positive result will occur in 24 hours. Each weekly test is recorded on a biological record sheet.

 

 

 

 

If you ever have any questions regarding the safety protocols we follow to protect you, please let us know. We are happy to discuss these issues with you and to show you how we sterilize our instruments.