Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control – you, your dentist and the dental team. The cornerstone in an up-to-date and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Drs’ Mogelof and our staff.
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces and instruments. We use an autoclave to do this which is 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 trust you will have in the way we care for you.
Our entire team follows 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
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter tops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials that are not made to be autoclaved
- Headrest covers