Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust & open communication. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Freitas.
Dr. Freitas and 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:
- Digital ultrasonic instrument cleaner
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of all surfaces
- Autoclave sterilization of instruments & 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.
Feel free to request an office tour!