Hygiene Standards in Algodones

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Patients are right to consider hygiene standards if they are thinking about dentistry in Algodones, or anywhere else for that matter, as they can and do differ throughout the world. 

It is strange to consider that in the 21st century there is still not one recognized international quality standard that every clinic could and should adhere to. Instead, there are recommendations and guidelines issued on a country-to-country basis, but this might not necessarily be reassuring, as finding out what the guidelines are pertaining to each country is not always so easy. 

In the absence of an international standard, it is up to patients to find out from clinics what measures they have in place for hygiene. Admittedly, this is not always possible to assess when you are in another country, and something which Dental Departures is patently aware of.

For this reason, Dental Departures makes it their business to visit every one of its verified clinics to ensure they conform to the standards expected for anyone visiting from developed nations. This includes basis hygiene requirements such as the guidelines issued by OSAP (the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention).

Fortunately, dentistry in Algodones usually provides very high standards. Many dentists are members of the American Dental Association, which issues its own guidelines which its members are governed by, and many more clinics are becoming International Standards Organization (ISO) certificated, which increasingly is used as a benchmark of quality in the delivery of services, which includes safety aspects.

For patients wondering what the basic standards to look out for are, here is a brief overview of the minimum standards your dentist should be practicing

-        Autoclaving or dry heat sterilizers should be used for sterilizing all metal surgical instruments. After sterilization the instruments should be stored in sterile conditions until use.

-        Any instruments that cannot tolerate high temperatures should be soaked in disinfectant after cleaning, and any that have been in contact with blood must be wiped clean before soaking with disinfectant.

-        Water that is unsafe to drink is unsuitable for dental treatment and bottled sterile water, or boiled water should be used.

-        Work surfaces should be regularly cleaned with anti-bacterial sprays.

-        Dentists and ancillary staff should wear disposable latex gloves, which should be changed for each new patient.

Dental Departures recognizes it has to be the eyes and ears of its patients. We maintain that we do not recommend clinics unless we are happy to go there ourselves, and this is taking into consideration every aspect of their services, including hygiene standards.

We know that dentistry in Algodones with our verified dentists is as safe as anywhere else in the world and patients are assured of comparable standards of hygiene and safety to their dental care experience at home.

Start your search today for quality dentists in Algodones.

Amanda Duffy

Amanda Duffy is an expert in the field of medical and dental tourism having written extensively on the subject for a number of years. She is currently a key figure on the editorial team at Medical and Dental Departures.
To get in touch with this author, or for more info regarding this article, please contact us at author@dentaldepartures.com

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