Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Roberts or Dr. Lange and receive a straightforward answer.

Drs. Roberts and Lange, and our 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).   It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our doctors ensure that we surpass all OSHA and CDC standards.

These measures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Routine hand washing
  • Personal protective equipment including gloves, face masks, and safety glasses
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials and barriers when feasible

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 disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.