To augment our efforts, we are equipped with:
At 4 Squares Dentistry, we use Stericlave, specially-made cassettes and pouches used to pack the instruments before sterilisation. We use sterilisation packages that are precisely designed in such a way as to allow the penetration of vapour and steam. The sterilised instruments will remain untouched in the pouches until they are taken for use. The quality of sterilisation is assured by the colour change indicator on the pouch.
Our staff use Pre-vacuum or Type B or Class B autoclaves to sterilize the reusable instruments and devices effectively. Our modernistic autoclaves use a pulse vacuum to eliminate contaminated air from the chamber successfully. We maintain the temperature within 132 degrees Celsius to 135 degree Celsius for at least fifteen minutes for thorough sterilisation.
All the instruments we use are subjected to a mechanical cleaning process using hi-tech ultrasonic cleansers and clean running water.
Our dental team relies on the assurance of chemical indicators on instrument pouches to determine the packs that have undergone proper sterilisation from those that are not sterilised. The colour-changing indicators guarantee that used devices are not touched until they are thoroughly disinfected.
Biological monitors or spore tests are the most credible methods to validate the proper functioning of the sterilising device and the effectiveness of the process. The monitors used at 4 Squares Dentistry contain vials or paper strips infused with highly-resistant bacterial spores. During sterilisation, these bacteria are destroyed, thus indicating that all other microorganisms have also been effectively destroyed.
At 4 Squares Dentistry, we conduct biological monitoring on a monthly basis.