In order to keep our wonderful patients and office safe and clean, our dentist, Dr. Fiona Tavakoli, and our team are passionate about the use of safety equipment, sterilization, and ADA®- and OSHA-compliant equipment and materials. To learn more about how our team keeps North Coast Dental Excellence clean and everyone in it safe, give our dental team in Oceanside, California, a call today at 760-941-1414.
Infection control is vital to the safety of both patients and dental professionals. There are many ways to maintain a clean and healthy office environment, but sterilization is the most important. Our dentist and team must follow specific infection control protocols to ensure that our office is safe for everyone who visits us.
There are several ways to sterilize dental instruments. The most common method is autoclaving, which uses high pressure and steam to kill bacteria and viruses. Other methods include dry heat, gas sterilization and ultraviolet light. Our dentist and team choose the best method for each type of instrument they use and take care to thoroughly clean and sterilize all equipment after each use.
Infection control is not just about sterilizing instruments. It also includes using personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, masks and gowns. PPE protects dental professionals from infection and also prevents them from spreading infection to patients.
Frequent handwashing is another important part of infection control. Our dentist and team must wash their hands before and after every patient, as well as after any procedure that could potentially spread infection.
Dental offices must also follow specific protocols for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. This includes using EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants on all surfaces, such as countertops, dental chairs and floors. Surfaces are cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the spread of infection.
Infection control is a vital part of dental practice. By following all these guidelines, we can help keep our patients safe from infection.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact our office today and speak with a member of our team.