Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. We want you to trust that we are delivering the safest, best dental care possible.
Dr. O’Malley and our entire team follow procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap and hand sanitizer
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
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 more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel. Feel free to ask questions about our processes.