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 Dr. Turner or any staff member, as all are trained in current infection control measures..
Our entire team follow procedures 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 but are not limited to:
Our office is equipped with an advanced water purification system from O-SO-PURE, that processes all the water used in the treatment areas, eliminating any potential pathogens that could be a source of bacterial and viral asepsis.
Disinfectant hand soap
Gloves and face masks
Disposable Surgical Gowns
Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
Sterilization of all equipment before every use
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
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.