Your Health & Safety is our Top Concern!

At Canterra Dental, your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us! We are proud of our sterilization and infection control procedures, and we take them very seriously. Our sterilization team maintains proper sterilization and infection control procedures at all times, following a very strict Infection Control Protocol for each and every patient. The following are some of the methods and practices we employ to ensure your safety:

1. Autoclave (pressurized steam): All dental instruments and handpieces (drills) are sterilized in a high-pressure steam autoclave after each use. This process is the standard of care. Our computerized autoclave warns us in the event of an incomplete sterilization cycle, and we have protocols in place to correct such issues immediately. As an added precaution we also use an external biological indicator test to ensure that our autoclave is functioning properly and producing sterile instruments.

Multiple Operatory Suites | Canterra Dental Centre | Downtown Calgary | General and Family Dentist
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2. Surface Decontamination: All surfaces including counter-tops, dental chairs, stools, light handles, and control buttons are disinfected with chemical solutions before and after every patient. These solutions are not only formulated to eliminate infectious bacteria and viruses that could otherwise proliferate on these surfaces, but the chemicals themselves also pose no health threat to our patients.

3. Disposable Items: Many of the items we use today are discarded after a single use. These 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, among others. Gloves and masks are also discarded after each use.

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4. Digital X-Rays: Digital X-rays are a form of X-Ray Imaging where digital sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include faster processing, immediate previews, and up to 80 to 90% less radiation used versus traditional photographic-based x-rays.

If you have any questions about any of our health and safety procedures, please contact us, or ask us at your next visit.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call Canterra Dental at (403) 237-6611 to set up your appointment today!

Our Mission

We are committed to maintaining a high standard of dentistry and to provide you with an efficient on-time experience. We believe in openly discussing and explaining your treatment options.

Our goal is to work directly with you to enhance your smile and your overall oral health.

Dr. Dennis Leung, DDS

Dr. Dennis Leung | Dentist | Canterra Dental Centre | Downtown Calgary | General and Family Dentist