There can never be too much focus on patient safety, which is why our office strives to make every effort possible to be a leader in this area, and go far beyond the minimal requirements. This includes the following:
-In addition to using distilled water, our office employs state of the art technology, that is used by NASA, to disinfect the water used for our chairs. This virtually eliminates any bacteria in the water lines.
-Steam sterilization of all handpieces and equipment used in the mouth after each procedure, those disposable items that cannot be sterilized are only used once and then thrown away.
-A comprehensive protocol for cleaning and disinfecting the treatment rooms after every patient.
-Frequent monitoring by an outside, independent agency of our sterilization units to verify that they are indeed sterilizing our equipment properly.
-Recovery and proper disposal of all biohazard wastes generated by the office.
-Sanitizing spray or hand washing prior to putting on gloves.
Often these things are out of sight of the patient; however, we wouldn't want to put anything in your mouth that we wouldn't use in our own. Rest assured that your safety is our utmost concern.