Both our patients and staff are protected by infection controls and general measures. Infection prevention is beneficial to everyone, including you, your dentist, and the rest of the dental team. The element of trust is the foundation of any good and safe dental practice. You should feel free to explore this subject with Dr. Nash and expect a straightforward response.
Dr. Nash and our dental team follow the guidelines put forward by many federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
These measures include:
All reusable equipment, including dental handpieces, is sterilized. We employ an autoclave, which kills germs and viruses through the use of steam, heat, and pressure.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you are aware, the more equipped you will be to make wiser decisions when it comes to your health care. The more you understand our daily procedures and policies, the more relieved you will feel.