Sterilization of Tools
For the well-being of our clients, all the staffs of our clinic respect meticulously the strict measures of asepsis and sterilization of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec (ODQ).
The sterilization of our medical instruments involves the following steps :
- Cleaning instruments by brushing mechanically under water and soaking in ultrasonic baths for 15 minutes.
- Once disinfected, the instruments are rinsed, dried and packaged in cassettes or disposable paper / plastic bags.
- The instruments are then loaded into the various sterilizers we have (Statim 2000, Statim 5000, Midmark II, Tattnaeur) i> for cycles varying from 12 to 55 minutes and temperatures varying from 135°C/375°F to 190°C/375°F, depending on the cycle and the unit.
- Finally, cassettes and sterile instrument bags are stored in our clean, closed shelves until they are used in the operating rooms.
Verification of sterilization is done on each cycle using adhesive tapes on the cassettes and ink-marked bags that change color when exposed and penetrated by the appropriate temperature.
We also hire an independent microbiological laboratory to analyze the effectiveness of our devices at least once a month.