Infection Control

Infection Control Information

Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. The cornerstone of a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Paul Whitney and receive a straightforward answer.

Dr. Paul Whitney 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).

These measures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all instruments before every use
  • Disposable materials

We sterilize all reusable instruments, including dental handpieces. 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 healthcare. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel. Our staff at Country Club Dental will provide you with tips and recommendations for preventing infection and maintaining quality oral health.

Click to Call!