Operatory Safety

We have a commitment to keeping our patients safe when they come to us for dental care.  We maintain our disinfecting activities in our operatories are up to date with ADA and CDC infection control procedures.

Strict Adherence to Hand Hygiene

  • Before and after patient contact and before putting on and after removing PPE, in order to remove any pathogens that could have been transferred to bare hands, all treatment providers wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Hand hygiene supplies are readily available throughout our operatories.
  • Our operatories offer a hands-free environment with foot activated controls to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
  • We always clean and disinfect public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.

Droplet,  Aerosol, and Clean Air Quality Control

  • All health care providers wear Personal Protective Equipment, including appropriate masks to protect from droplets and aerosols and prevent cross contamination
  • We have 2 High Volume High Speed Evacuation suction units at each chair to ensure capture of aerosol particles
  • There are stand alone HEPA filters in each operatory with rated capacity that exceeds the volume of each space
  • Operatories have 3 separate HVAC units with outside air sources, minimizing air recirculation in the office. Each unit has an RGF Halo UV light purification system that conditions the air with oxidizers which considerably reduces the survival of airborne viruses and bacteria

Clean and Disinfect Room and Equipment

  • Entire operatories adequately sprayed and wiped with an EPA-registered hospital grade disinfectant
  • All surfaces are hard and non-porous and de-cluttered in order to ensure easy cleaning and disinfecting promptly after clinical care
  • We wipe under barriers, wipe all handles, wipe patient chairs and lights from top to bottom, wipe x-ray sensors, switches and x-ray machines
  • Handpieces are cleaned to remove debris, followed by heat-sterilization after each patient.