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Specializing in the conduct of onsite, preventative, Infection Control practice audits to put your mind at ease and smiles on the faces of your patients.

About Us

Practice Health Check provides personalized Infection Control solutions for dental and medical practices across Ontario. We are a team of experts offering the assessment, training and support you need, so you can focus on what matters most — your patients.

Whether you’re a small practice or a large network provider, we create a custom program to fit your needs, designed to comply with provincial guidelines and standards.

When you choose Practice Health Check, you choose a partner you can trust. We offer hands-on, full service customer support that you won’t find anywhere else. We are a one-stop shop for Infection Control training, support, manuals, and more. At Practice Health Check, we understand that every client is unique and offer the right solutions to help meet your needs to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff.

Substantial changes to regulations have been put into place binding local public health unit Medical Officers of Health when a breach in Infection Control practices has occurred which may put patients at risk. Major areas of focus have related to disinfection and sterilization of reusable devices, multi-dose vials use, risk of blood borne virus transmission, and general IPAC practices. Since the new regulations were put in place, numerous physician and dental practices have been cited, the professionals referred to their regulatory colleges for potential action, and the public health unit findings have been posted publically (as this is part of the new requirement).

Who We Are

Practice Health Check is dedicated to improving Infection Prevention and Control practices across all settings. Our team consists of national leaders in the fields of infection prevention and control, medical microbiology,  and infectious diseases.

Dr Kevin Katz - Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist. Infection Control Expert.

Dr. Kevin Katz

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kevin Katz is a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He has served on provincial Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) best practices committees for many years, and has co-authored many of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee best practices guidelines. He has special research interests in healthcare-acquired infections and patient safety.

Infection Control Expert. Certified Infection Control Professional (CIC)

Maja McGuire

President

Maja McGuire BSc MLT CIC  is a certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) with over 15 years of experience across all levels of healthcare including dental, medical acute care/community hospitals, independent health centres, and is an expert in healthcare construction and design.  Maja has served as director of hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health and Safety programs, is an instructor through Centennial College and has served on numerous national and provincial  IPAC groups including IPAC-Canada, IPAC-GTA, GOS and CSA. 

Our Services

Physicians

Dentists

Custom Solutions

An experienced and knowledgeable Practice Health Check team member will visit you in person to assess best practices within your private practice setting. We provide guidance on your staff's IPAC education/knowledge. We take the guess work out of Infection Control best practice and align your workflow, policies, and procedures to comply with provincial and regulatory college guidelines.

At Practice Health Check we offer a variety of customized services including:

  • On-site audits and reports to ensure you are meeting Infection Control standards (flexible times to suit your needs)
  • IPAC policy and procedure review and creation
  • IPAC signage and educational messaging for clients
  • Environmental cleaning review and cleaning product evaluation
  • Equipment reprocessing protocols
  • Customized Infection Control solutions to suit the needs of your office setting after an IPAC lapse or breach has been identified

If you are interested in improving your Infection Control processes and procedures and would like to learn how Practice Health Check can help your practice mitigate risk related to Infection Prevention and Control practices, while promoting staff and patient safety in the process, then contact us at info@practicehealthcheck.ca to book a visit.