At Frays Dental Centre we take the health and safety of our patients and staff seriously. We have two clinical leads, Dr. Hitesh Aggarwal and Dr. Charisma Patel, dedicated in maintaining high standards of cleanliness within the practice.
Our cross infection control policy prevents the transfer of harmful germs from person to person and also from instruments we use. We keep our patients and staff safe by following the latest guidelines and government recommendations - HTM01-05 (Decontamination in Primary Care Dental practices).
Autoclaves are an effective way of killing germs. All non disposable instruments, including all dental drills, are placed in an autoclave after every use. Our autoclaves work by using very high temperatures and pressure to kill bacteria, spores and germs resistant to boiling water and powerful detergents. Our autoclaves are regularly serviced and tested .
Each autoclave cycle is checked after every use and a record of the sterilisation cycle is reproducible.
Every instrument is individually checked after being processed in the autoclave. We have an open door policy for our patients to view our dedicated sterilisation suite.
Dental chairs and work surfaces cannot be autoclaved. At Frays we use barrier wraps on surfaces and replace them after each patient. The dental chair and surfaces are also fully disinfected after each patient using powerful chemicals which are designed to kill germs.
To prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses a new set of gloves and a fresh facemask is worn for each patient. We also provide our patients with disinfected safety glasses whilst they are being examined or treated.
You only need to stay away from public places /cancel your dental appointment if you've been: