We are monitored by CQC (Quality Care Commission) to ensure that out hygiene standards are met. However we take hygiene and cross infection control as a key priority and we ensure that all steps are taken to go above and beyond the CQC strict controls to minimise any risk of infection.
We have a dedicated room for instrument cleaning and sterilization and we follow the best practice guidelines for instrumentation cleaning. One third of Dr Young’s PhD was based on research to reduce bacterial contamination at the time of implant surgery. Dr Young carried out 2 randomized controlled trials (RCT’s) which led to the development of clinical protocols that have been adopted internationally to minimize the risk of bacterial contamination during implant surgery.
Whenever possible we use single use disposable instruments which are sterile. Non-disposal instrumentation goes through rigorous cleaning procedures and this includes a washer-disinfector, followed by sterilization in a system B vacuum autoclave.