Zammit Orthodontics Infection Control Inspection
93 Ontario Street
Dental instruments not packaged for sterilization in a way that the steam can move around and through the items and contact all surfaces.
Diseases resulting from similar errors in infection control may include:
- Blood-borne infections
- Skin / soft tissue infections
Public Health Nurse
Public Health Inspector
905-980-6000 ext. 7453, toll free 1-888-505-6074
Findings and Corrective Measures
A complaint was identified from a member of the public on March 1, 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 March 2, 2023.
An investigation report was given to the premise / facility noting corrective measures. Information and education was provided.
|Education and training of infection control and reprocessing policies, procedures not provided or documented for all staff.||Education and training to be provided and documented on a regular basis.||June 27, 2023|
|Written IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control), Reprocessing and Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures were incomplete.||A written IPAC, Reprocessing and Occupational Health/safety policies that are based on current best practices will be available, reviewed and updated on a routine basis.||June 27, 2023|
|Single-use equipment used for the delivery of various dental procedures not disposed of appropriately/after each use. No sharps containers on site||Syringe tips are single use and are discarded in a puncture resistant sharps container which should be available at point of use.||March 20, 2023|
|Waterlines not purged at the beginning of each day by flushing with water for 2 to 3 minutes.||Waterlines to be purged at the beginning of each day by flushing with water for 2 to 3 minutes.||March 14, 2023|
|Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was not readily accessible in the reprocessing area||PPE to be available for use in the reprocessing area.||March 8, 2023|
|Dental equipment not packaged for sterilization in a way that the steam can move around and through the items and contact all surfaces.||Dental equipment to be packaged for sterilization in a way that the steam can move around and through the items and contact all surfaces||March 8, 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.