Sterilization and Infection Control

sterilizationWe strictly observe all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

To protect our patients and ourselves, our staff wear masks, gloves, goggles, as well as hospital scrub uniforms.  Our sterilization process is monitored by Emory Medical Laboratories, which regularly checks the effectiveness of office sterilization procedures and ensures the patient’s protection from infectious disease. All instruments are cleaned, disinfected and routinely sterilized as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control. Whenever possible, disposable single use items are used to ensure your safety. Hand pieces are sterilized with a state-of-the-art sterilization unit specifically designed for that purpose. All surfaces in the rooms are cleaned and disinfected after each patient.

clip_clip_image002_0004Hydrim Automated Washer

Why Use An Automated Washer? 
The advantages of automated washing systems over traditional manual cleaning are recognized by the CDC and independent research and testing organizations. If it’s not clean, it can’t be sterilized.

The Key Benefits to McGrath Dental Caring Are:

  • Virtually eliminates handscrubbing and protects our staff against the hazards of skin puncture
  • We save valuable time and are able to spend more time tending to our patients than scrubbing instruments
  • 99.9% protein removal: HYDRIM’S powerful circulation pumps and wash arms, combined with the chemical it uses, provides exceptional cleaning performance\Fresh water and chemical for each load
  • A precise amount of liquid cleaning solution is dispensed automatically, without the clumping associated with powder detergents. In contrast with ultrasonic cleaners, in which the water is reused for a day or more, HYDRIM uses fresh water for each cycle.