Dem 301

Unit 304
The level of standard personal hygiene in a dental setting is a requirement that ensures every employee looks acceptable to be working in a health based environment. As an employee I know hair must be back and off the face at all times to prevent any accidents from happening or hair falling out during treatment. False nails should never be worn because of the bacteria that could be collected underneath, natural nails should be kept short and clean, any open wounds should be covered with a water proof dressing to decrease the number of micro-organisms to be contaminated. Jewellery should also be kept minimal for the same reasons, if an employee is wearing a ring they should ensure they wash their hands correctly and remove the ring to make sure that underneath hasn’t been missed out. Every employee must always wear shoes that cover their full feet over and it is essential that they wear the correct uniform and the uniform is clean at all times.
In order to ensure that hands are washed correct these steps must be followed and it must take 30 seconds.
  1. Firstly wet hands
  2. Apply enough soap to cover all the surfaces of the hand
  3. Rub hands together palm to palm
  4. Rub the back of each hand with the palms of the other hand with fingers interfaced
  5. Then afterwards rub palm to palm with fingers interfaced
  6. Interlock hands and rub with back of fingers across the palms
  7. Place each thumb in opposite hands and rub using a rotational movement
  8. Rub the tips of the fingers in the opposite palm in a circular motion
  9. Rub each one of the wrists
  10. Rinse both hands with water
  11. Turn the tap off by using the elbows
  12. Dry thoroughly with a single use paper towel
During a medical procedure regardless of whether the procedure is major or minor personal protective equipment is always required. Surgical gloves must be worn at all times and changed as soon as they are contaminated, before placing them on...