Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and team members alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, Dr. Saleh, and the dental team.
The cornerstone of a safe and ethical dental practice is the element of trust. Please feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Saleh and know that you will always receive a straightforward answer.
Dr. Saleh and her 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 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.