Infection Control Protocols
Infection control protocols
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Colorado Dental Association (CDA), the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We continually following these agencies so we are current on new guidelines or protocols that may be issued.
We have always adhered to the CDC Infection Prevention strategies that are aimed at eliminating, viruses, bacteria, spores (tuberculosis), and other infective agents in droplet form. We have always disinfected all hard surfaces in all the treatment rooms with BioSurf (a non-toxic disinfectant), after every patient. We disinfect the common areas frequently throughout the day.
We don and doff PPE between patients which create aerosols (anything we do in the dental office that uses water from our equipment).
We have air purifiers in each dental treatment room with has a HEPA filter as well as a UVC disinfecting lights within the unit.
We use an extra-oral vacuum when using the ultrasonic scaler.
We fog the air in each treatment room after each patient with hypochlorous acid (non-toxic disinfectant).