4th May 2015
Your safety and our safety is paramount. That is why Bow Lane Dental is constantly investing in the latest equipment for cross infection control.
We have a central sterilisation room that is dedicated to the disinfection of instruments. Ask your city dentist to show you this space and what the procedures are.
Where possible we use single use disposable instruments but for some procedures it is impossible. This is where we follow CQC and BDA Good practice guidance. Instruments are in a sealed bag and unwrapped in front of you. A sealed bag indicates that the instruments have been sterilized – or in dental terms, autoclaved – by a machine.
We use the Melag Vacuum autoclave with double-wall sterilization chamber as used in the large hospitals. They have integrated software to make sure every sterilized instrument is correctly stored, labelled and able to be traced, providing safety for the dentist and for the patients.
London tap water is not pure enough, even in EC4. We have installed a CleanCert Reverse Osmosis 5 stage filtration system to remove 99.98% of impurities from the mains water. The process forces water through specialized membranes and exerts pressure on it to remove foreign contaminants, solid substances, large molecules and minerals. This is then used for all our sterilisers and water for the treatment rooms. We can now guarantee consistently high quality water.
We exclusively use digital xrays with only 10% of the radiation of the previous ones and can even produce 3D images of your teeth showing us what is going on and how best to treat it.
The safety of our patients is paramount. Ask your city dentist how they protect you.