These are essentially items that we use in infection control such as gloves, masks, gowns, disposable cups/bibs, disinfectant, autoclaving paper/pouch etc. Having proper infection control procedures in place ensure that infectious diseases like Hepatitis B, AIDS, TB, SARs etc are not spread from one person to another. We want to give all our patients a peace of mind that we take their safety seriously and want to do our best to protect them. All along we have been absorbing the Sterilization and Disposables charges. However, with the recent increase in costs, we are no longer able to do so and thus have to pass the additional charges to patients.