Infection controls and universal precautions protect our patients and our team members alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone of a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. We are happy to discuss this topic with you at any time.
Dr. Fletcher and our entire team follow procedures recommended by Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter tops and other surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Regular testing to ensure sterilization and treatment equipment is in good working order
- Disposable materials
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.