The patient at the dentist’s office needs to understand and feel that his health is taken care of, feel safe at the dentist's reception. Therefore, one of the main tasks of doctors and the entire staff of the clinic is to ensure safety in dentistry.
Often patients are too scared to pay attention to anything other than their feelings. However, you should switch off your emotions and think rationally. There are some things like hygiene of the cabinet and disinfection measures that you need to pay attention to.
Today we have collected 12 red flags to pay attention to at the dentist’s office. Check them and stay always safe at the dentist’s cabinet.
#1.All disinfecting containers for used materials, tools, must be marked.
#2. All pointed tools and personal protective equipment must be opened only before the beginning of any operation.
#3. Tools and equipment undergo sterilization and disinfection treatment immediately after they have been used and there is a proof of that.
#4.Sharp, piercing tools are contained in separate containers for safety. These should be at eye level, no farther than arm's length in accordance with safety standards in dentistry.
#5. The contents of the containers for collecting needles and sharp objects should be discarded in a timely manner. Personal protective equipment for workers should be in an accessible place so that they can be applied in time. This action is mandatory in the implementation of invasive procedures, surgical interventions.
#6.The composition and condition of individual protective equipment (waterproof dressings of different sizes for workers with abrasions, skin injuries, sterile impregnable, non-sterile gloves of the necessary size, masks, respirators, shoe covers, eye protection items, etc.) must be closely monitored.
#7.Employees of dentistry must maintain cleanliness and order at their workplace.
#8.The working condition of equipment, machinery, and other devices is periodically subject to control.
#9. To protect the face and eyes from particles of dangerous biological material, UV radiation, artificial radiation, advise the use of special glasses, face shields, and other personal protective equipment.
#10.The doctor should not get anything out of the containers with used needles, empty and wash by hand reusable containers.
#11. The doctor should treat the tip with a tissue moistened with 6% hydrogen peroxide, after each intake; during the separation of teeth use a protective head;
#12.In the case of an injured hand, the doctor must treat the skin with disinfectants and continue working in medical gloves, fingertips for safety;
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