Sterilization Lab Sterilization Lab

Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. We attend yearly classes on infection control protocols and updates, and conduct in-house inspections and training. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Drs. Carla and Maria and the staff.

We 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 instruments before every use
  • Disposable materials
  • Plastic barriers on exposed surfaces
  • Disinfection of water lines
  • Biological monitoring of autoclave efficacy