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Our Infection Control Program

Visitors to our practice have probably noticed the efforts we put into making the office open and comfortable. Well, it's not just cosmetic. We're doing something about protecting your health. We consulted with experts in the field of asepsis—sterilization. Our aim was to find the best that technology has to offer to keep the practice safe for our patients. And we did. Today we meet—and exceed—the infection control standards of the American Dental Association and Center for Disease Control. Often these rigid protocols are familiar: masks, gloves, and eye protectors. And you can't help but notice all our "protective barriers"—plastic coverings that shield everything from cross-contamination: chairs to light fixtures, x-ray units to suction hoses. We also test our steam [...]

By |2021-07-03T18:51:06+00:00October 19th, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Our Infection Control Program

Sterilization

Keeping Our Office Safe For You We follow all guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association, particularly sterilization procedures for instruments used in the mouth. This means high-speed drills too. Our autoclave is state-of-the-science—it's monitored regularly by an independent testing laboratory to verify complete effectiveness. All clinical personnel wears masks and gloves when treating patients. After every patient, we cleanse our hands, then put on a new pair of gloves, right in front of you. Countertops, dental chairs, and x-ray machines are disinfected with EPA-approved chemicals. It takes about 15 minutes to completely breakdown a treatment room after every patient and get ready for the next patient. So bear with us during "housekeeping" between [...]

By |2020-07-27T18:56:14+00:00October 27th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Sterilization