For the last 15 years Tremont Dental Care in the South End of Boston has always been committed to employing the best technology available to keep our office safe for both patients and the staff. ?Our patients’ health and safety are our foremost priorities. ?Studies show that following proper infection control procedures greatly reduce risk to patients to the point of an extremely remote possibility. ?The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention has developed special recommendations for use in dental office, and that is exactly what we follow daily.
To describe just a few of the things that we do in our office in terms of infection control:
- All dental staff involved in patient care scrub their hands before each and every patient and use appropriate protective garb such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear.
- A new set of gloves and masks are used for each patient.
- Before the patient enters the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, instrument tray, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and decontaminated.
- Non-disposable dental instruments are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized between patients. In our office we sterilize instruments using state-of-the-art autoclaves that involve steam under extremely high pressure and heat, strictly adhering to the up-to-date CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings.
- We subscribe to an independent laboratory service that monitors weekly the effectiveness of our autoclaves.
- Disposable items like needles or gauze are placed in special containers for monitored disposal.
- For more information, please visit the American Dental Association’s website at www.mouthhealthy.org and use the search term “infection control” to see a video on this topic. ?Or feel free to come in and ask us to show you our sterilization areas.
Here at Tremont Dental Care in the South End of Boston, patients’ well-being is important to us, which is why we follow stringent infection control procedures and comply with all federal and state regulations for the protection of patients.