We have recently updated our reception and waiting room areas with elegant art works, and a 40 inch LCD TV with cable channels available for enjoyment of all ages. On top of that, the fantastic large aquarium in the patient waiting area has always been the crown of jewel for the entire Beddington town centre for the past decades.
Not only does it provide special scenery for the mall, it also creates a soothing, calm and relaxing atmosphere for our patients and their families while being at our facilities.
The majority of our appointments are scheduled in advance and as we strive to start and finish on time, however, sometimes there may be a need that we take some patients on an emergency basis. Our staff always do their best to fit patients into the schedule when he/she has an unexpected dental emergency.
At Beddington Dental Clinic, the high standard sterilization procedure has always been our pride in the industry.
Our dental assistants make sure all instruments go through an entire process for total cleanliness and sterility. First, the instruments go into the non-sterile collecting area. Here, they are scrubbed, then placed in an ultrasonic (high frequency vibration) solution to dislodge any particles. Then they are rinsed, dried and sterilized under heat and pressure to kill bacteria, viruses and spores. We have both the STATIM for quick sterilization and the steam autoclave equipment for larger volume sterilization. The effectiveness of our sterilizers is monitored daily that complies with the guidelines of the Albert Dental Association and College. All instruments we use, including handpieces (drills) and all hand instruments, go through this process.
Our sterilization takes place in a specifically allocated sterilization room. For instruments that are made of plastic or of the materials that cannot tolerate this sterilization process, they are discarded after each use.
In addition, all the counters, handles and equipments in each operatory room are wiped down with disinfectant between each patient use
Dental treatment is provided in each operatory room. We have recently incorporated brand new upscale dental chairs for patient’s comfort and doctor’s efficiency in performance.
Each operatory is equipped with cable TV or internet radio to help ease any possible tension many patients experience while visiting the dentist. In this same monitor/TV is equipped with our dental computer system which connects to the digital x-rays. With this handy device, our dentists can now share with patients about their digital x-ray results, treatment-planning sequence, and estimated cost of each procedure, and educational illustration of each treatment modality.
All this information can now be shown clearly on the monitor. With the computers in the clinic being networked altogether, there will be no more confusion between the front desk receptionist and the staff in the treatment rooms. This will make appointment booking more efficiently coordinated. What this means to you as patients is that you can be treated more promptly.
Beddington Dental Clinic uses Digital Radiography or Digital X-Rays. By using this technology, your exposure to radiation is reduced significantly compared to conventional x-ray equipment. It allows us to see in greater detail any areas of periodontal disease, unerupted teeth, abnormal growths and the overall condition of your mouth.
This method of taking x-rays is done instantly via a computerized x-ray system. In other words, we have avoided the wait time of developing the x-ray films and the constant use of environmentally unfriendly developing solutions. In addition, because data is saved in a digital format in digital x-ray technology, information is easier to be shared with other health care providers in need of referral and for patients seeking a second opinion from another health care professional.