Technology: Sterilization Equipments

Sterilization Equipments and Controls for Patient Safety

BIDH has strict sterilization policies and controls in place. Our dental center is ISO9001 UKAS certified for its dental services management system as well as its sterilization system. BIDH has control checks in place to provide a clean, disinfected environment for each individual patient. Policies are in place to ensure that all rooms and equipment are properly set up and sterilized daily and after each use. 

Sterilization Equipments

The BIDH dental complex itself is a specially designed dental building. The dental building is fitted with high-powered air ventilation suction system throughout the building to ensure that contaminates and harmful vapours in the air is removed from treatment rooms.

Our dental appliances are individually packed and sealed by our impulse autosealer machine then autoclaved by our pre-vacuumed autoclave units in viewpacks for each patient. Every pack of dental appliances are dated to uphold high standards of sterilisation. BIDH carries a variety of the most advance sterilization machines and equipments in protecting the safety of our patients: 

Pre-vaccummed autoclave unit for instruments

Pre-vacuumed Autoclave Unit 

Pre-vacuumed Autoclave Unit

An autoclave is a device that uses steam to sterilise equipment and instruments. This means that all bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores are inactivated. BIDH uses the top range autoclave unit from Dabi Atlante and Topster to processes instruments effectively. It has a self-managed micro-processed controller, ensures perfect functioning during autoclaving. The new pre-vacuumed technology ensures that the instruments are completely sterilised reliably and consistently. Thereafter, all our instruments are protectively vacuumed packaged until required.

 

Specialized Autoclave Unit for Clinical Handpieces

Specialized Autoclave Unit for Clinical Handpieces 

The MELAquick12 unit from Melag, Germany is an autoclave unit designed specially for the sterilzation of dental handpieces, contra-angles, and turbines. 

The MELAquick12 operates with a single-use (non-reusable) water system. The system operates according to the advanced principle of external steam generation disinfecting dental instruments on the inside where it is most important. 

 

3M Attest Sterilization Verification System

3M Attest Sterilization Verification System

In addition to having autoclave machines and equipments going through the sterilization process, BIDH uses an advance Biological Sterilization Indicator Verification System called 3M Attest to monitoring our autoclaved processes. The 3M Attest sterilization is a proven and reliable system with a 20 year product history to verify the effectiveness of sterilization efforts becuase having simply having pressure-steam machines or autoclaves does not garanteed total sterilization. BIDH takes an additional infection control and sterilizations is of top priority.

 

Maintenance Units

Maintenance Units

Correct cleaning and lubrication are essential to the function and long working life of dental instruments. Our clinic uses the Assistina air-driven maintenance unit designed for straight and contra-angle dental handpieces, turbines, air motors and air-driven scalers. 

The Assistina cleaning and flushing through the spray air channels prevents the build-up of scale and keeps the fine spray nozzles free. Its automatic oil dispensing system guarantees optimum lubrication that allows minimal friction and less wear to the instruments.

 

Suction Units

Suction Units 

The suction system is one of the most important items in the dental practice that makes a vital contribution to practice hygeine and protection against infection. 

Our clinic uses suction machines from Durr Dental from Germany. The Durr suction unit uses is a power motor designed for continous suction operation in eliminating secretions and solids at the same time. The machine uses air flow and centrifugal force to separate liquids and solids without water for additional reliability and safety for patients. 

 

Autosealing machine
sterile storage

Autosealing machine and sterile storage 

Sterile storage is an essential link in the hygiene chain. Between removal from the authoclave and their next use, sterilized tems must be stored so as to be protected from contamination. The sterilization packages are specially designed for steam steriliation and is imperviousto micro-organisms. 

Our impulse autosealer machine is used to seal instruments into the sterile storage packages before steriliaing them in an autoclave. The autosealer device applies precise sealing pressure to produce optimal sealing seams. The packages are then autoclaved by our pre-vacuumed autoclave units in viewpacks for each patient and dated for reference

At Bangkok International Dental Hospital (BIDH), we regard hygienic standards at the highest level in protecting our patients. 


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