Safety

Infection Control

In these days of concern about the spread of infectious disease, we want you to know that the protection and health of our patients is the top priority in our office. We do everything possible to assure sterility and safety of our working environment.

Our commitment to you

We follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, the National Institute of Health, and the American Dental Association. We continually review updates of infection control materials and techniques so that we can achieve our goals by using the newest and best methods. We have one staff member, whose responsibility as Sterilization Coordinator, is to oversee and implement all of the proper infection control measures.

We continually work on our patient protection systems. Between each patient, the treatment rooms are thoroughly cleaned and wiped down with surface disinfectants. The instruments are put through ultrasonic scrubbing and then wrapped and sterilized in a large, pressurized steam autoclave. Since we wrap our instruments, they are never touched again before the actual set-up in a treatment room. Gloves and masks area always used. Handpieces (drills) are always sterilized.  We use other disposable products whenever possible to eliminate any chance of cross-contamination. We have an independent agency monitor our sterilizers on a routine basis to assure their effectiveness. Our water delivery systems are independent of the city water supply, and therefore can be cleaned and disinfected.

We hope that by increasing your awareness of what measures are being taken to insure your protection, that your trust and confidence in our team will make your visits more comfortable.

Feel free to share any of this information with your family and friends. Call our office at 217-222-4180, if you have any other questions or concerns. We welcome the opportunity to discuss this or any other matter with you.