The procedures for disinfection and sterilisation that are carried out in our studio are listed below:

We use disposable material for the water/air spray inserts, for suction instruments, bibs to protect the patient, glasses, etc., while the drill tips, heads of the ultrasound and vacuum cleaners are always protected by disposable sheaths. The drills and all the instruments are decontaminated, dried, packaged and sterilised in accordance with current regulations after each use. The medical and dental staff is happy to provide any clarification.

The sterilisation process combines a set of well-defined protocols which are rigorously applied. The final result of a sterilisation process is strictly dependent on the method used to prepare and package the material, the efficiency of the means used to do so and proper use. It is essential to have the proper tools, but above all, it is important that all professionals involved in the process are aware of the crucial role that they play and they must know how to correctly carry out the procedures:

  • Collection of infectious material: operators must be equipped with devices and material for personal protection.
  • Chemical disinfection: an operational obligation as defined by Legislative Decree Num. 81 from April 9, 2008 titolox (ex Dlg 626/94). The rule requires that all potentially infected instruments undergo a chemical or physical treatment, before being handled, in order to minimise the bacterial load.
  • Traceability: allows the identification of sterilised material, recording the date of sterilisation and the expiration date.
  • Cleaning: ultrasonic bath for cleaning the instruments. Cleaning is a prerequisite for sterilisation; it is aimed at both reducing more than 90% of the bacterial load and removing any residual organic material. In fact, any biological residues may affect the entire process.
  • Drying: the goal is to remove all residual moisture to prevent corrosion or interactions during the sterilisation process. The tools must be perfectly dry before being packaged.
  • Packaging:  the purpose is to ensure that, after sterilisation, the instruments are kept sterile and are protected from contamination by pathogens present in the environment.
  • Traceability: allows the identification of sterilised material, recording the date of sterilisation and the expiration date.
  • Sterilisation (autoclave): the insertion of instruments in an autoclave is the final action defined by the protocol. It is the stage at whichall of the microorganisms on the materials are eradicated with the interaction of three factors: temperature, pressure and time.