Caring for the dental health of the Bexleyheath area
and beyond for over 30 years!

Useful Information

Infection Control

Infection control is a high priority to our team in order to protect patients, as well as ourselves. All staff members are instructed on and carry out strict infection control measures according to the recommendations of the British Dental Association and Care Quality Commission.

Disposable (single-use) instruments are routinely used. Where this is not possible, items are sterilised after each use in an autoclave (steam pressure steriliser).

All clinical staff regularly attends infection control training to ensure they are up to date with all the latest regulations.

Crook Log Dental Practice was one of the first dental practices in Bexleyheath to have a Decontamination room. This takes away all the washing and decontamination processes out of the surgery and into a designated room.

Crook Log Dental Practice are registered with CODE CGMS which keeps the practice up to date with new and changing guidelines under the Decontamination in Dental Practice HTM01-05 Guidelines.

Radiation Safety (X-Rays)

We have invested in one of the most advanced digital x-ray systems. This provides instant images with significantly reduced radiation. This is a safer and more efficient way for us to treat our patients. We have a radiation policy in place at Crook log dental practice to protect all staff and patients. Our policy is based on the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 & Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) 2000. The main points of this policy are to make sure that every x-ray taken within our practice is justified, and safe. The policy is regularly reviewed to ensure that the standards are always met.

All staff who are involved in taking x-rays have the required training in taking and developing x-rays. All equipment at crook log dental practice is serviced and inspected regularly to ensure they are working properly and safely. Crook Log dental practice completes regular audits and reviews including risk assessments and maintenance records.