INFECTION CONTROL – What you should know about our practice.
Infection control and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control; you, your dentist, and the dental team.
We want you to know that our entire team follow procedures recommended by several Federal agencies including:
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
These measures include:
• Disinfectant hand soap
• Gloves, face masks, protective eyewear
• Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
• Sterilization of all equipment before every use
• Disposable materials when ever possible
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave to sterilize our instruments after each use. An autoclave is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel. We are 100% committed to not only delivering the best dental care possible, but also to your personal safety while you are in our office.