Dentistry Services

Infection Control Solutions

Subscription Programs

Our Infection Control Compliance Subscription Programs help you become compliant and stay that way year round. With three options to choose from, there is sure to be one that fits your practice’s needs!

Complete Compliance Subscription Membership

The “Complete Compliance” option helps you to build or revamp your infection control program from the ground up.
Through the course of the year, you will gain access to:
– One General Office Assessment
– Three Practice Audits
– Unlimited access to a Certified IPAC Consultant by email and phone
– Access for 5 users to IPAC Consulting’s Online Learning Modules for Dentistry
– One hard copy of IPAC Consulting’s Generic Policies and access to the online version with real-time updates
– Monthly newsletter subscription
– Notification of changes to best practice guidelines and standards
– Resource Binder with several logs, forms, and documents to keep you on track
– Compliance letter to attest to your achievements and efforts to meet requirements and best practices
– Personalized plaque of recognition to display in your office
– 50% off additional products and services

Essentials Compliance Subscription Membership

Get the “Essentials” that you need to meet IPAC requirements. With this subscription the services included are:
– One General Office Assessment
– One Practice Audit
– Access for 5 users to IPAC Consulting’s Online Learning Modules for Dentistry
– Unlimited access to a Certified IPAC Consultant by email
– One hard copy of IPAC Consulting’s Generic Policies and access to the online version with real-time updates
– Monthly newsletter subscription
– Notification of changes to best practice guidelines and standards

Basic Compliance Subscription Membership

“The Basics” are a handful of services and support to supplement your current IPAC initiatives. For the duration of the 12-month subscription, you will receive:
– General Office Assessment
– 1-hour follow-up phone after you receive the assessment report
– Access to our online Generic Policies with real-time updates
– Monthly newsletter
– Notification of changes to best practice standards and guideline

General Office Assessment

A certified IPAC Consultant will apply the complex infection control standards to the operation of your dental clinic by auditing policies and procedures, education and training, record-keeping, and physical attributes of your dental clinic. This assessment provides a verbal on-site confirmation and an in-depth written report of baseline administrative controls as they pertain to infection control requirements. After our visit, you will have a better understanding of any gaps in your practice through our in-depth gap analysis, and our customized action list will help you correct them efficiently. The Office Assessment mirrors the Public Health Inspection checklists.

Sterilization Centre Assessment & Design Review

Cross contamination can pose significant infection risk to patients and is the central focus of Public Health inspections. An IPAC Consultant will identify changes to the physical layout of the Sterilization Centre in order to be compliant with Public Health requirements. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our advanced risk matrix and gap analysis, and be able to develop a plan to correct them with our action list.

Practice Audits

Practice Audits are the most important step for ensuring compliance. While the General Office Assessment and the Sterilization Centre Assessment offer the groundwork for knowledge and reprocessing area set-up, the actions of staff demonstrate an application of infection control principles and is a main component of a Public Health inspection. An IPAC Consultant will evaluate staff actions anonymously before, during, and after patient care, with a special focus on tasks such as handwashing, using personal protective equipment appropriately, and proper cleaning and handling of equipment. Upon completion, you will understand any gaps through our in-depth written report.

Compliance Program

Bundle the General Office Assessment and two Practice Audits to complete our Compliance Program. Once you have satisfied any outstanding action items identified on your audits and have received 80% compliance on two consecutive Practice Audits, we will vouch for your practice by issuing a Compliance Letter and a Certificate of Completion to put on display at your dental clinic.

Online Learning Modules

Online learning modules have been created by our Certified Infection Control practitioners, and have been customized to the dental setting. The Ministry requires annual, formalized IPAC training for all clinical staff with an evaluation component and documentation of training received. In addition, all new hire must also have formalized, evaluated training in infection control principals. Our education modules will allow you to meet these requirements. The participant has the flexibility to complete the content at their own pace, at home or in the office. At the end of every module, a quiz evaluates the participant’s learning and an 80% pass rate provides the learner with a certificate of completion. CE credits available!

Education Focus Sessions

Education is fundamental to ensure compliant practice among your staff. Onsite education sessions can be customized to include seminars and discussions on specific topics of concern for your practice. Some of the topics we cover include understanding policies and procedures, sterilization requirements and use of your exact equipment, personal protective equipment, proper environmental cleaning in operatory, required moments for hand hygiene and appropriate techniques and products, routine practices, prevention of blood and body
fluid exposure, and basic reprocessing techniques. The
options for customization range from comprehensive
annual training to focus sessions tailored to specific
topics for your practice. CE credits available!

Policy and Procedure Manual

Our Policy and Procedure Manual for Dental Offices follows governing body guidelines and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, administrative controls, hand hygiene, and reprocessing. Please visit our website to view our full table of contents. Our policies and procedures are offered as a one-year subscription and are delivered with one hard-copy spiral bound manual, as well as access to our online version that is updated in real-time. The Ministry requirement is that IPAC Office Policies are updated every 3 years and Reprocessing Policies are update annually. The online version allows for updates throughout the year of your subscription so you never have to worry about reviewing and keeping your policies up to date.

Personalized Policy and Procedure Manual

We can create more personalized policies for your unique office. The personalizations include disinfectants you use, cleaning processes, pictures, logos, and more. We work closely with you to create your custom manual.