Safe
Visits

Protecting Our Patients and Staff

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of infection control at our office. It is critical to maintain a safe environment for our patients and our team. We take guidance from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as our state and local authorities. We maintain strict infection control protocols including steam autoclave sterilization of instruments, chemical disinfection of surfaces between patients, disposable barriers and instruments, and more. In dentistry we are all trained to practice universal precautions, which means we adhere to all protocols for every patient every time.

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted us to take enhanced measures to ensure the safest environment for our patients and staff, so that patients can continue to get the critical care that they need. Our enhanced measures Include:

  • Surgically Clean Air Jade units in each treatment room, capable of filtering 406 cubic feet per MINUTE
  • Timers on treatment room doors to ensure time for turnover of the air between patient appointments
  • New jackets or gowns for each patient appointment
  • Enhanced staff PPE (masks and face shields)
  • Covid questionnaire and temperature check upon arrival
  • Temperature checks and monitoring of our team
  • Frequent cleaning of common areas
  • Limitation of ultrasonic cleaning instruments and increased use of high-speed suction devices