North Town Dentistry Infection Control Inspection
4725 Dorchester Rd Unit B-2
Dental equipment was not disassembled for cleaning, sterilization, and disinfectants used past their expiry dates.
Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:
- Blood-borne infections
Public Health Nurse
Public Health Nurse
905-980-6000 ext. 7330, toll free 1-888-505-6074
Findings and Corrective Measures
A complaint was identified from a member of the public on January 6, 2023, related to infection prevention and control concerns.
This infection prevention and control lapse involved a member of the regulatory college.
Orally corrective measures were discussed at the time of inspection.
An initial onsite investigation was conducted on January 10, 2023.
An investigation report was given to the premise / facility noting corrective measures. Information and education was provided.
|Physical parameters of sterilizer log not completely recorded.||Record complete physical parameters of sterilizer||Feb. 2, 2023|
|Infection prevention and control policies (IPAC) and procedures were not reviewed recently.||IPAC policies and procedures are reviewed regularly.||Jan. 24, 2023|
|Chemical products not labelled with expiration date.||Label chemical products with expiration date.||Jan. 24, 2023|
|Disinfectants used past their expiry dates||Disinfectants must not be use past their expiry date.||Jan. 24, 2023|
|Education and training of infection control and reprocessing policies, procedures not provided on a regular basis or documented for all staff.||Education and training to be provided and documented on a regular basis.||Jan. 24, 2023|
|Dental supplies stored under the sink.||Dental/medical supplies are not stored under sinks||Jan. 23, 2023|
|Process challenge device (PCD) not used when releasing sterilized packages before the result of the Biological Indicator (BI) is available.||A Type 5 or 6 Chemical Indicator in a PCD is used when releasing sterilized packages before the result of the BI is available.||Jan. 23, 2023|
|Dental/medical equipment/devices were not submersed in water while cleaning.||Manually scrubbing dental/medical equipment/devices must be done while immersed in water or according to MIFU||Jan. 23, 2023|
|Non-sterilized packages were found stored with sterilized packages.||Non-sterilized packages must be separate from stored sterilized packages.||Jan. 11, 2023|
|Dental equipment was not disassembled for cleaning and sterilization.||Disassemble dental equipment for cleaning and sterilization.||Jan. 11, 2023|
|Personal protective equipment not worn as appropriate.||Appropriate personal protection equipment to be worn.||Jan. 11, 2023|
|Sterilization packages are not labeled prior to reprocessing in the autoclave.||Sterilization packages are labeled prior to reprocessing in the autoclave.||Jan. 11, 2023|
|Chipped nail polish observed which can impede effective hand hygiene.||Avoid impediments to effective hand hygiene.||Jan. 11, 2023|
|Masks were not available at reception.||Masks must be available at reception.||Jan. 10, 2023|
|Hand hygiene not performed before and after glove use.||Hand hygiene must be performed before and after glove use.||Jan. 10, 2023|
Health Risks and Inspections
In the event that a direct health risk is identified for clients who visited this establishment, Niagara Region Public Health will contact those at risk with advice around any medical follow-up.
For general updates regarding this investigation, continue to monitor this website.