Veterinary Standard Operating Procedures

Cleaning Dental Suite

Daily In house cleaning:

  • Clean the worktops, cupboard doors, dental table, table top and mat, walls, window blinds, anaesthetic machine and dental machine with an appropriate disinfectant (see appendix A)
  • Clean, tidy and organise the worktop.
  • Empty the clinical waste bin and send for incineration.
  • Normal waste bin is emptied and collected once every 3 weeks.
  • Sharps bins are collected for incineration once full, and the sharps bin is replaced.
  • The windows are cleaned with glass cleaner (see appendix A)
  • Sweep and mop the floors with an appropriate disinfectant (see appendix A).
  • Clean, tidy and organise the dental drawers.
  • Restock consumables – disposable gloves, cotton wool, suture material, scalpel blades.

Weekly In house cleaning:

  • Empty the air compressor on the dental machine as per manufacturer’s guidelines.

Appendix - Disinfectants

  • We use Anigene as our disinfectant.
  • It is made up daily for kennels and cattery in yellow buckets at a concentration rate of 1:100 (10ml Anigene to 1ltr water).
  • We have spray bottles with 1:100 concentration in consult rooms, pharmacy, prep room, dental, laboratory, kennels, cattery, radiography, theatres. It is used to clean surfaces between each patient.
  • We use a concentration on 1:100 to clean all floors, made up daily and disposed of correctly at the end of the day. Yellow bucket and yellow mops: kennels, cattery, waiting room. Green bucket and green mops: prep room, radiography, dental, scrub. Blue bucket and blue mops: both theatres.
  • For cleaning isolation, we made up Anigene at a concentration of 1:50 in spray bottles, bucket and mop bucket
  • Red bucket and red mops – Isolation
  • Mop heads are washed in the washing machine at 60.c after each use.
  • Clean all windows and glass daily with Flash Anti-bac Plus.

Prepared by V1. 26/9/2023

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