Heath & Safety

healthsafetyAt Atkinson Brignall we take our health and safety responsibilities very seriously. We have a duty to protect both our staff and our patients. There are strict guidelines laid down by the General Dental Council, Care Quality Commission and the British Dental Association.

We pride ourselves on our clean and safe environment and constantly review and update our techniques. All instruments are either single-use or have been cleaned appropriately and sterilized using high-pressure autoclaves in our central sterilizing unit. All instruments are placed into sealed sterile bags ready for use by the dentists and hygienist. We of course use new gloves for each and every patient. To prevent any spray or foreign bodies entering patient’s eyes, we provide you with protective glasses to wear during each procedure.

We are equipped with state of the art, ultra low dose digital Xray equipment , to minimize the doseage that you receive. Our panoramic machine delivers only 1/5 of the dose of many other similar machines.

We regularly undergo appraisals by independent inspectors to ensure that we comply with, and even exceed, all the regulations. If you have any concerns regarding health and safety, please feel free to discuss this with us.