When you visit our office, your health and safety are our top priority. We have various precautions, controls, and safety measures to minimize potential infectious transmission. Caring Dental reviews sanitation and sterilization protocols regularly, and we follow all of the best practices in our field to keep you and your family safe.
We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment in our field, pairing it with best practices to help us keep our dental instruments and equipment safe. Learn more about our sterilization protocols below, and do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
Our Best Practices
Caring Dental puts all our staff members through rigorous training to ensure they understand exactly what they must do to keep you safe. We follow all of the procedures and policies that have been recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We integrate all of their recommendations and best practices into our daily cleaning protocols.
We also use a wide variety of equipment, including steam sterilizers, dental sterilizers, and dental autoclaves, to ensure that all potential bacteria and viruses are killed before we use them on the next patient. We use this equipment because we believe in keeping you as safe as possible when you come to our office.
Some of the stuff that we follow to keep you safe include:
- We always use disposable materials when possible to minimize the risk of infection transmission.
- Powerful disinfectants and hand soap are readily available throughout our office.
- We will use face masks and gloves throughout our office to keep you safe.
- We always clean all of our surfaces and countertops with chemical disinfectants that have been approved by the EPA.
- We sterilize all of our equipment before and after every use.
During your visit, you will see our team members following these best practices. You will notice that all our staff members wear disposable masks and gloves during the visit, and you will see us sterilizing all of our surfaces before, during, and after your visit. This dedication to our patients’ health and safety has made us one of the most trusted practices in the field.
The Importance of Using Disposable Materials
We believe it is critical to use disposable materials whenever possible. A few examples of the disposable materials that we use include gloves, masks, face shields, gowns, toothbrushes, gauze, and dental floss.
Furthermore, when we dispose of these materials, we follow all the best practices in our field. We always store our disposing of materials properly before use, and we dispose of them safely once we are done. Using disposable materials reduces the chances of someone getting sick in our office, and we keep you safe.
How We Reuse and Repackage Items
There are some situations where we need to reuse items and instruments. Before using them a second time, we ensure they are as clean as possible. Some of the processes that we follow:
- We use ultrasonic cleaners to remove debris, germs, bacteria, and other potential pathogens before the next use.
- We always use FDA-compliant packaging to ensure all our instruments and products are clean before we use them again.
- We only use sterilizers that have been approved by the FDA. This includes autoclave sterilizers, which do a great job of killing any potential pathogens.
- We thoroughly disinfect all surfaces and machines at the end of every visit.
After all of our instruments are cleaned, packaged, and sterilized, they are ready for use again. We follow all the best practices in our field to make sure you can focus all your attention on how beautiful your smile looks. Allow us to protect you and your family from harm.
Caring Dental Is Committed to You
At Caring Dental, we know we are only open because of our patients’ dedication. That is why we do everything we can to keep you safe. All of our staff members go through rigorous training methods to ensure they understand all of our cleaning and sterilization techniques.
We also keep an eye on the latest updates from the American Dental Association and the CDC. If you have any questions about how we can help you, please contact us and ask! If we update our cleaning protocols, we will let you know.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. We look forward to seeing you soon!