Infection control

Our practice has been designed specifically to meet the best dental norms of safety. VCSmile by Design has a purpose built sterilization room following the latest UK guidelines to minimize the risk of cross contamination and ensure the safety of patients with methods of infection control.

Our 7-step Sterilization protocol

Our Sterilization protocol meets ADA and CDC guidelines and other international standards. This involves washing, ultrasonic cleaning, inspection under magnification, sealed bagging and sterilization in class B Autoclave (which is the best available). The sterile pouched instruments are then dated and stored in UV chambers.

Our dental chairs have a built-in W.H.E. (Water Hygienisation Equipment). This is an automatic system that ensures permanent disinfection of spray and water-to-cup circuits via the addition of H2O2, exerting a bacteriostatic effect. The system, thanks to its construction characteristics, prevents contamination of mains water. The dental units have an Independent feed tank provided to supply distilled water and allow spray circuits to be sanitized with disinfectant liquid.

The O.D.R. Anti-retraction device is installed on all dynamic instruments of the dental unit, this stops droplet retraction and so prevents retrograde contamination of spray water circuits. All drinking water is supplied by an RO (Reverse Osmosis) machine to protect our patients from waterborne infections.

Eco-friendly Image

VCSmile by Design is ‘Mercury Free’ - Conventional amalgam (silver) fillings contain mercury. The potential toxicity of this metal has caused widespread debate throughout the world and mercury containing fillings have even been banned by some countries like Sweden. Although most research is inconclusive about the harmful effects of the mercury released from dental amalgam fillings, we have opted not to take any chances.

We are committed to handling waste in the most environmentally friendly manner. All the waste generated in our clinic is segregated and disposed safely with minimal damage to the environment. Low-energy consuming electrical lighting and eco-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Accessibility for elderly or physically challenged

Our clinic is especially designed to aid those who have mobility problems. We have wide doorways, corridors and an elevator making our facilities wheelchair accessible.

Latest equipment and technology

VCSmile by Design is equipped with internationally manufactured dental units that offer the highest levels of hygiene, comfort, safety and utility to the patient and the clinician. They are electrically and electro-magnetically shielded. This protects patients with pacemakers.

Modern Digital X-ray technology, that ensures lower radiation doses, faster and precise imaging as well as no harmful chemical emission.

Intra-oral digital camera, which is instrumental in building patient’s trust through visual communication to better discuss the various treatments options with the dentist/specialist.

Pressurized Steam Autoclaves especially to meet the needs for Sterlization of Instruments and devices. A fully computerized machine which handles auto diagnose, protection and over pressurizing of instruments & devices

Lsers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for "curing" a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.

The ultrasonic bone surgery machine is recoginized as a indispensible for many implant and surgical procedure and with an intention of total focus on procedure while maintaining immediate sysytem monitoring and instant adjustments.

Paperless digitized patient and office management system. SMS & email facility to appointments & Recall