It is imperative that dental clinics are kept clean, at all times. An area full of microorganisms will have poor sanitary conditions.
This increases their chances of getting sick. So what can you do to make the office cleaner for your patients? Here are a few tips:
Minimize chances of cross contamination
Cross contamination is the root cause for spread of several common illnesses.
Something as simple as missing a spot while disinfecting surfaces can lead to cross contamination. Hepatitis B and flu are the two most commonly spread illnesses because of unhygienic healthcare offices.
Make sure sanitizers are replaced often
Hand sanitizers are a good defense against cross contamination. Dentists, dental assistants and other staff should be encouraged to use sanitizers.
Make sure that the dispenser never runs out of it. Replace with a new sanitizer as soon as the first one
Keep the space dust free
Bacteria are more abundant at dusty and unclean surfaces. Whether it’s inside the room where you see your patient or on the furniture or surfaces in the reception area, dust is an enemy you must strive to get rid of.
Other than dust, spills and stains should also be cleaned up for a more hygienic environment.
Ensure the cleanliness of restrooms
Cleaning restrooms should not be a second thought.
Restrooms are one of the dirtiest places that risk spreading disease the most.
Cabinets, faucets, counter tops, everything should be disinfected properly. It is important to regularly scrub the toilet and refill paper towers.
In fact, restroom cleaning should be a routine and must be repeated if and when needed during the day.
Keep it uncluttered
Whether it’s the reception desk or the dentist’s work bench, these surfaces should not be allowed to clutter with magazines or notebooks.
Clutter invites and hides dust while preventing you from cleaning it. It also doesn’t look professional and your patients might not want to return for another checkup if they find the place unorganized.
Of course, such upkeep requires time and efforts. Neither you nor your support staff has time on their hands. So what should you do instead? Try our daily cleaning services to maintain a clean and hygienic environment at your dental clinic.