The Importance of Proper Infection Control Standards

Infection control protects patients and staff alike. The foundation of an effective and safe dental practice is trust. You should feel at ease to discuss this topic with Dr. Guess and expect a straightforward answer.

Dr. Guess and our entire team follow the highest standards 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 countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • 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.
The best defense against infection and disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make the right decision regarding your health care. As an added benefit, the more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel visiting us.