Having a clean and sterile dental office is something that should always be required. However, in the current global health climate, it becomes imperative. This is not only to ensure the safety and health of the patients but also to create an environment in which they feel comfortable.
This requires constant attention and the cleaning of every nook and cranny in the office, from the waiting room in the front to the dental care stations in the back. With a little bit of extra work, we can offer our patients the safe and sanitary visit they deserve. Here’s how we do this:
By Following the Recommended Procedures from Various Federal Agencies
The Centers for Disease Control, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency have created several suggested procedures for making sure that areas and items are as clean and sanitary as possible. Examples include:
- Regularly using disinfectant hand soap
- Wearing gloves and face masks
- Sterilizing all equipment before and after every use
- Performing a chemical disinfection of all surfaces and countertops
- Using disposable materials
Through Various Other Cleaning and Prevention Methods
Using equipment covers or other materials to keep dental tools and devices protected from germs and bacteria is another way to ensure maximum safety for our patients.
But remember, the most effective form of prevention is being informed. Feel free to ask questions about our infection control and sanitation procedures either in person or when you contact us.