Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control: you, your dentist, and the dental team. A cornerstone of a quality, ethical and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with our doctors and staff.

We follow or exceed procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & 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 countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental handpieces. We employ autoclaves, which are devices 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 will be to make wise decisions about your health care, and the more comfortable you will feel.