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 and receive a straightforward answer from your healthcare professionals.
As a team, Kennedy Dental follows procedures recommended by several federal and stateagencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) , the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio State Dental Board . These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all pertinent equipment before every use
- Disposable materials and single use items
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 and the more comfortable you will feel.