Infection Control

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!