Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (September) highlights infection control in dentistry. Infection control is one of the things our office is committed to so we can provide you with safe care. We’re serious about your safety.
Our office is committed to have infection control a main priority. Our office is a member of OSAP, which stands for The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. Their mission is to be the world’s leading provider of education that supports safe dental visits. We follow all CDC recommendations, and have a designated Infection Control Officer, who is dedicated to making sure our office is following the highest standard of protocols when it comes to Infection Control. In addition, our team is regularly trained on infection control practices. We understand that patients sometimes worry about the risk of infection during dental procedures. We use sterile instruments, and disposable instruments and supplies that are used only for you and then thrown out. That means they have been through a rigorous decontamination process and all items are safe for use when we remove them from their sterile packs during your dental appointment. We wash our hands, wear new gloves and masks for each patient, and we make sure work surfaces are cleaned and disinfected between patients. If you have a concern, please tell us! We are happy to explain our infection control procedures. We’re committed to taking Safety Viral for you!