Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Clifton and receive a straightforward answer.

Dr. Clifton and our entire team follow procedures and exceed many 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, Face masks and shields,
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces.
  • Air quality management with hospital grade air filtration, ultraviolet disinfection through our ventilation system, and aerosol management with high volume evacuation and disinfection fogging bvetween patients.
  • Sterilization of all equipment before 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.

Please refer to Important Information Regarding COVID-19 for additional information.

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.