Infection control refers to the office protocol implemented to reduce spread of infection. There are many things we implement to properly control infection control in our office. We use protective equipment such as gloves, masks and appropriate eyewear to reduce spread of germs. We use designated sharps containers and practice aseptic injection techniques to avoid needle pricks or transfer of bacteria. We use barriers to protect all surfaces which contact with patients or staff. We purge and flush water lines at the beginning of each day and in-between each patient.
The most important step to maintaining infection control is proper disinfection and sterilization. All dental supplies are disinfected or sterilized after each and every use. Disposable items are discarded after single use. We ensure that our autoclave is properly sterilizing every time by performing weekly spore tests. We use ConFirm biological monitoring services for our spore test. Equipment not eligible for sterilization are cleaned using cold sterilization with Glutaraldehyde disinfecting solution. We take your health and safety very seriously. If you’d like to see our infection control protocol, email us for more.