Infection control 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. Husein and Dr. Farokhnia and their staff and receive a straightforward answer.
Drs. Husein and Farokhnia 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:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Disinfectant Hand Sanitizers
- Gloves, face masks, and Goggles for both you the patient and our back office team
- Chemical disinfection of counter tops, surfaces, chairs, handles, drawers, ect.
- Sterilization of all equipment before and after every use
- Disposable materials
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use a multi-step process to ensure full disinfecting of instruments : a washer, cold sterilization (liquid), and 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.