Patient health and safety is 
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At Nosehill Dental Clinic Calgary, we take our sterilization and infection control procedures very seriously. Considering the ever-increasing number of contagious diseases in the news today, many of our patients ask us questions about our sterilization procedures. Be rest assured that we follow our Universal Precautions guidelines for every one of our patients.


The following are some of the methods we employ to ensure your safety in our Calgary dental clinic.


Autoclave (pressurized steam):
All dental instruments are sterilized in a high-pressure steam autoclave. We also sterilize all hand pieces (drills) and burs (drill bits) after each use. This process is the standard of care. Our new computerized autoclave informs us in the event of an incomplete sterilization cycle. As an added assurance we also employ an outside testing agency to ensure that our autoclave is producing sterile instruments.

Chemical Sterilization:
Many of the items we use (plastics) are unable to tolerate the heat produced by steam sterilization. These items are sterilized in chemical solutions, which destroy both bacteria and viruses.

Surface Decontamination:
All surfaces including countertops, dental chairs, stools, light handles, and control buttons are disinfected with chemical solutions. These solutions are formulated to eliminate infectious bacteria and viruses that could otherwise proliferate on these surfaces.

Disposable Items:
Many of the items we use today are discarded after a single use. These items include saliva ejectors, high speed suction tips, drinking cups, rubber cleaning cups, patient bibs, tray covers, sterilization bags, mixing pads, mixing tips, anesthetic carpules, and needle tips. Gloves and masks are also discarded after each use.

Clean Water Delivery System:
There has been a considerable amount of media attention focused on the quality of the water that is delivered from the dental operatory. Television shows such as 20/20 have made claims that bacteria present in the local water supplies can multiply inside the water lines of dental chairs and can pose health risks to the general population. All of our dental chairs are equipped with an independent clean water delivery system. This allows us to bypass the water supply and use only the purest water in our dental units. How do we know it’s pure? We know because we make our own water right here on the premises using either our reverse osmosis system or our ion exchange water deionizer.


If you have any questions about any of the above, we invite you to contact us and we will be happy to explain our procedures in greater depth!

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Calgary NW, Nosehill, Ranchlands, Hawkwood,Arbour Lake, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Dalhousie.

Nosehill Dental Centre

Dentist Calgary NW

1829 Ranchlands Blvd NW, #101, Calgary, AB T3G 2A7

Phone: (403) 241-1900
Fax: (403) 241-8839

Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday / Statutory Holidays: Closed

© 2023 Nosehill Dental
The Dentists at Nosehill Dental are General Dentists (unless specified). As general dentists, they provide cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental braces, and teeth whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). As NW Calgary Family Dentists, they provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family.
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