Infection controls and universal precautions protect our patients and our staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control – you, your dentist and the entire staff.
Dr. Currie and his entire team follow procedures 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, including dental handpieces, before every use
- Disposable materials as often as possible
We also routinely use additional protective measures. These include the routine use of the dental rubber dam and using a separate water source for all procedures using the dental handpiece.
The cornerstone in an excellent and safe dental practice starts with the element of trust. Your should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Currie or any of his staff. We will give you straight answers and would be more than willing to show you our infection control procedures.