In the last few years, patient protection has become an issue of public concern.
With the discovery of the AIDS (HIV) virus and the medical implications of Hepatitis-B, it has become necessary for health care facilities to consistently apply state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfection techniques to provide patients with maximum protection.
Your Safety is Our Priority
In our office your safety is our highest priority. Throughout the day we continuously and thoroughly sterilize our equipment for your protection. Before and after each patient appointment, all treatment surfaces (e.g. countertops, chair surfaces, lights, x-ray machine, and trays) are disinfected with the most effective and safest products available.
We follow a number of standard sterilization procedures with all instruments and handpieces. First, they are brought into our sterilization room and placed in an ultrasonic cleaner to remove even microscopic debris. The instruments and handpieces are then rinsed thoroughly before being sterilized in an autoclave which runs for 20 minutes and reaches a temperature of 270 degrees, thereby destroying all bacteria and all viruses. Our autoclave sterilizer is monitored regularly to ensure its effectiveness and safety.
Staff members use masks, safety glasses, and new gloves for each patient. All staff members are updated annually in proper patient protection procedures and have been vaccinated against the Hepatitis-B virus.
We will be happy to answer any questions regarding patient protection and give you a personal tour of our sterilization facility.
We use the latest techniques to assure you are comfortable during each procedure. Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation offer effective pain control. These options will be discussed with you during your treatment plan consultation.