Protecting your health with our sterilization & protection protocols
Sterilization and Protection
At Dr. Mark Rhody Dentistry, we prioritize your safety by implementing strict sterilization protocols and utilizing the latest protective equipment for all dental procedures.
We Care For You As We Would Our Own Family
At Dr. Mark Rhody Dentistry, we understand that patients today can have concerns regarding the safety of receiving dental treatment. You can rest assured that, at our office, we adhere to extremely stringent infection control protocols referred to as “Universal Precautions”. This means that every patient is treated in an environment that follows the standard of sterilization and infection control.
After a patient appointment, all instruments are thoroughly cleansed in a Hydrim (similar to a highly efficient dishwasher). After this, we sterilize each instrument with a Statim Autoclave—including all handpieces. Our sterilizer is spore tested daily and each cycle is monitored to ensure that sterilization has been achieved. Any items unable to be sterilized are disposed of after each patient. We also work with Stericycle Canada to ensure that all biohazardous waste is properly disposed of. Barriers are used in the treatment rooms as much as possible to prevent cross-contamination. In addition, surfaces are disinfected with chemical solutions that ensure effective levels of infection control and protection to the environment.
Our clinical staff members wear gloves for the protection of both themselves and their patients. Gloves may be changed and disposed of several times during each dental procedure. Non-latex materials are available for use in patients with latex allergies. Clinical staff uses protective eyewear to avoid injury and as a barrier to eye contaminants. Vision protection for patients is insured through Safety UV sunglasses that prevent glare from overhead dental lights as well. The dentist, assistants, and hygienists wear masks as a safety measure for both the patient and the dental care provider.
Your overall well-being is our top priority. Whether or not you’re looking for the right dentist by reading dentist reviews in Etobicoke, you can rest assured that we are committed to your health and wellness. When you visit Dr. Mark Rhody Dentistry, you will be in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment that prioritizes cleanliness and hygiene. Visit a dental clinic you can trust by calling us at (416) 231-4281.