Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Callahan or Dr. Nematollahi and we will answer any question or concerns you have as the cornerstone.
Drs. Callahan or Nematollahi, and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Maryland State Board of Dentistry, and the American Dental Association (ADA).
These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap and hand sanitizer
- Gloves, face masks, shields and lab coats
- Chemically disinfect all surfaces, several times throughout the day
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
- Fog the office with Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)
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.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.
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