Your Health & Safety is of the utmost importance to us!

At SL Dental Centre, we are proud of our sterilization and infection control procedures that we follow. We take them very seriously to ensure that your health and safety are protected while in our dental clinic.

sterilizationOur Team maintains proper sterilization and infection control procedures in our office. They follow a very strict Infection Control Protocol for each patient. The following are some of the methods and practices we employ to ensure your safety:

  1. Autoclave (pressurized steam): All dental instruments and hand pieces (drills) are sterilized in a high-pressure steam autoclave after each use.  This process is the standard of care. Our computerized autoclave warns us in the event of an incomplete sterilization cycle, and we have protocols in place to correct such issues immediately. As an added precaution, we also use an external biological indicator test to ensure that our autoclave is functioning properly and producing sterile instruments.
  2. Surface Decontamination: All surfaces including counter-tops, dental chairs, stools, light handles, and control buttons are disinfected with chemical solutions before and after every patient. These solutions are not only formulated to eliminate infectious bacteria and viruses that could otherwise proliferate on these surfaces, but the chemicals themselves also pose no health threat to our patients.
  3. Disposable Items: Many of the items we use today are discarded after a single use.  These items include saliva ejectors, high speed suction tips, drinking cups, rubber cleaning cups, patient bibs, tray covers, sterilization bags, mixing pads, mixing tips, anesthetic carpules, and needle tips, among others. Gloves and masks are also discarded after each use.

If you have any questions about any of our health and safety procedures in our dental clinic,
please do not hesitate to ask us at your next visit!


SL Dental is always accepting new patients!

Call us at (403) 228-5367 or (403) 228-3783 to book your appointment today!

Mission Location

1000 Mission Professional Bldg

2303 4th Street SW

Calgary, AB

T2S 2S7

403.228.5367 or
403.228.3873

mission@sldentalcentre.ca

Monday to Friday

7:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday/Sunday

Closed

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