Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients 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. Torrey or any of The Team.
Dr. Torrey and the entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal and state agencies: The Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), 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 before every use
- Disposable materials when appropriate
- Weekly third party monitoring of sterilizers with spore strips
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We have two different sterilizers and they are both state-of-the-art and well maintained.