About Health, Safety and Sterilization
Our offices consistently apply state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfection techniques to provide you with maximum protection.
In our office, your safety is our highest priority. Throughout the day, we continuously and thoroughly sterilize our equipment for your protection. Our protocol for sterilization includes the following:
Before and after each patient appointment all treatment surfaces (e.g., countertops, chairs, surfaces, lights, x-ray machines, and trays) are disinfected with the most effective and safest products available.
To ensure your safety, we go beyond the 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 sterilized in an autoclave, which destroy all bacteria and all viruses.
Our autoclave and dry heat sterilizer are monitored regularly to ensure their efficiency and safety. We utilize disposable devices and individually wrapped supplies whenever possible.
Separate sterile water lines have been installed in our treatment rooms. Again another protective measure for our patients. Staff members use masks, safety glasses, and new gloves for each patient.
All staff members are updated regularly in proper patient protection procedures and have been vaccinated against the Hepatitis B virus. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding patient protection and give you a personal tour of our sterilization facility.