Proper infection control and universal precautions benefit and protect patients and staff alike. In our office we adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter tops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses with 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. We believe that the more you know about our daily procedures, the more comfortable you will feel.