Safe & Sound
Protecting your health and safety from start to finish
Choosing Health Plus Dental means your health and safety will be protected with a strict Infection Control Protocol administered by our Sterilization assistant, Belinda . It’s more involved than you might expect with specific procedures for everything from dental instruments and gloves to counter tops and chairs. See below to review the specific steps we take every day to protect your health and safety.
- Autoclave (pressurized steam): All dental instruments and hand pieces (drills) are sterilized in a high-pressure steam autoclave after each use. A computerized system warns us if there is an incomplete sterilization cycle and we immediately address any issues.
- Surface Decontamination: All surfaces, including counter-tops, dental chairs, stools, light handles, and control buttons are disinfected with safe chemical solutions before and after every patient. These solutions eliminate infectious bacteria and viruses that could otherwise proliferate on these surfaces.
- Disposable Items: Many of the items we use today are discarded after a single use. These items include saliva ejectors, high speed suction tips, drinking cups, rubber cleaning cups, patient bibs, tray covers, sterilization bags, mixing pads, mixing tips, anesthetic carpules, and needle tips. Gloves and masks worn by our dental staff are also discarded after each use.
Any questions? Bring them up the next time you visit our dental clinic. We want you to be fully informed about every step we take to meet and exceed your expectations for quality dental care.