Dr. John Tortora, Dr. Travis Smith, and our team follow procedures recommended by the following federal agencies: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Infection controls and universal precautions protect both our clients and our team. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control; the element of trust introduced by these practices is the cornerstone of good and safe dental practice. Please feel free to discuss this topic with our practice. You can feel confidence that we will provide you with straightforward, satisfactory answers.
The measures taken to provide you with a clean, hygienic environment 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 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.
For more information about infection control, and to make your appointment with our dentists, please contact our office at 732-295-1616.