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Infection Control Procedure


 

 

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Autoclave (Steam Sterilization)

We utilize automatic vacuum autoclaves (Steam Sterilization) units which sterilize all of our hand instruments, hand pieces and burs at a very high temperature, ensuring the destruction of all bacteria and viruses.


Chemical Disinfection

All items that cannot tolerate high heat, such as plastics, and are not disposable are sterilized in a chemical solution formulated to destroy both viruses and bacteria.


Surface Decontamination

All surfaces that do not have appropriate barriers (disposable plastic coverings), counter tops and dental chairs are disinfected with a specific chemical solution. This solution is designed to eliminate potentially infectious organisms.


Disposable Gloves and Masks

Gloves and masks are worn to minimize any potential for cross-contamination (transmission of infectious disease). This protects both our patients and us. Each pair of gloves is used for one patient and discarded. Masks are used in the same manner, one use and done.


Disposables

The uni-dose protocol, or one-time use theory, guides our care in other areas of the office. This means we discard any unused material after it is taken out for a patient treatment. These items include saliva ejectors, anesthetic carpules and needles, cotton tip applicators, composite compules and many other items. This eliminates the chances of cross-contamination by multiple uses of products.




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