Infection controls and universal precautions protect our patients and our staff. 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. Please feel free to discuss this topic with Drs. Keusch or Berger or any member of the Jasper Family Dentistry team.
Drs. Keusch or Berger and our entire staff will follow procedures 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 and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every 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.
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.
The entire dental office team attends a training course annually to stay on top of Infection Control changes as well as to keep Infection Control procedures and polices at top of mind.