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Infectious Diseases

Infection Prevention and Control Lapse Report

Dianne Skinner Denturist

Initial Report  Final Report X

Initial Report

Premises/facility under investigation:

Dianne Skinner Denturist


11 Ferris Lane, Suite 304
Barrie, ON   L4M 5M6

Type of premises/facility (e.g.: Clinic, Personal Services Setting):

Denture Clinic

Date SMDHU was notified of IPAC lapse:


How IPAC lapse information was received:


Date of initial report posting:


Date of initial report update(s) (if applicable):

Summary of IPAC lapse:

Inadequate reprocessing of semi-critical reusable medical equipment/devices prior to each client.

Inadequate monitoring and auditing of cleaning and sterilization processes for reusable medical equipment/devices prior to each client.

Inadequate administrative controls including policies, staff education and training.

IPAC Lapse Investigation

Did the IPAC lapse involve a member of a regulatory college?

Yes. College of Denturists of Ontario

If yes, was the regulatory college notified? 


Were other stakeholders notified (if applicable)?


Corrective measures required to address lapse:

1. Prior to recommencing use of reusable medical equipment/devices ensure reprocessing complies with Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) best practices and manufacturers' guidelines.

2. Policies and procedures, along with staff education and training, should be enhanced for aspects of infection prevention and control including reprocessing of reusable semi-critical medical equipment/devices, monitoring and auditing of instrument reprocessing, and occupational health.



Date any order(s) or directive(s) were issued:


Final Report

Date final report was posted:



Date of final report update(s) (if applicable):



Date all corrective measures were confirmed complete:



Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Contact

Name and Title

Heidi Pitfield, Program Manager, Infectious Diseases


[email protected]

Phone Number

(705) 721-7520 ext. 7300


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