Infection Control

Dentist in Rancho Bernardo, CA

Our priority as your dental care provider has always been to preserve and protect your health and safety. As usual, we continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and the ADA. We have always provided a sterile, safe, environment to protect your health, both oral and otherwise. 

An outline of some of our precautionary measures:

Hand Hygiene

Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and antibacterial hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings.

Personal Protective Equipment

We routinely use all necessary protective equipment including face masks, face shields, gloves, and protective clothing. Worn by our team and changed regularly, personal protective equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents. 

Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and Devices

All instruments and equipment used during your care are always sterilized and disinfected to CDC specifications. This ensures proper infection control and the health of our patients and staff. Every item used is opened fresh from a sterilized packet or is a brand-new disposable item. The sterilization process is very rigorous and includes dry heat sterilization (autoclave) and chemical sterilization. 

Air Purification

We use multiple medical-grade HEPA air filters throughout the practice to scrub and clean the air multiple times an hour. During your appointment, we use high evacuation suction to remove aerosols which further reduces the spread of contaminants in the air. 

Regular Sanitation

Common touchpoints including seating, workspaces, door handles, and countertops are sanitized on a regular basis by our team with strong cleaning solutions certified to kill bacteria and viruses. We also employ the use of an aerosolized, non-toxic hypochlorous acid spray to further ensure every nook and cranny has been accounted for.  

Each operatory is disinfected entirely after every appointment with EPA registered cleaning agents to ensure the cleanliness of the room. 

Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our team. Together, we can overcome these circumstances and continue your path to greater health. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best. 

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