Patient Protection and Comfort
In our office, your child’s safety is our highest priority. Infection control protects your child and our team from the spread of germs and bacteria. In addition to routine precautions, we take extra care to follow and exceed the standards established by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Throughout the day, we consistently apply state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfecting techniques to provide our patients and families with maximum protection.
Our protocol for sterilization includes the following:
Before and after each patient’s appointment, all treatment surfaces (e.g. counter tops, chair surfaces, lights, x-ray machines, and trays) are disinfected with the most effective and safest products available.
To ensure your safety, we follow several standard sterilization procedures with all instruments and hand pieces. First, they are brought into our sterilization room and placed in an ultrasonic cleaner to remove even microscopic debris. The instruments and hand pieces are then rinsed thoroughly before being sterilized in an autoclave, which destroys all bacteria and viruses. Team members use masks, safety glasses, and new gloves for each patient.
Our autoclaves are monitored and tested regularly to ensure their effectiveness and safety.
All team members are updated annually in proper patient protection procedures and have been vaccinated against the Hepatitis-B virus. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding patient protection and give you a personal tour of our sterilization facility.
Comfort Is Our Chief Concern
We take pride in making your child’s dental experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We will thoroughly present treatment options, explain our procedures, and educate you in the maintenance of your child’s oral health. It is our goal to have you feel secure in the treatment of your child’s dental needs.
We use the latest techniques to ensure that your child is comfortable during each procedure. Oral sedation and Nitrous Oxide are excellent options for the management of the child during dental treatment as well as effective pain control. The best option for your child will be discussed with you during the treatment-planning consultation.
If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call at 770-521-8855.