Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with any of our team members and receive a straightforward answer.
Dr. McBride, Dr. Sallaway, and our entire team follow protocols 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 and hand sanitizers
- Gloves, face masks, eye protection, and jackets
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
- Additional plastic barriers
- Air purifiers
We sterilize all equipment with an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure, between every patient.
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.