At our California Dental Shine clinic, universal precautions and infection control are vital for both our clients and our staff. Everyone can benefit from following a rigorous infection control regimen, including yourself and your dentist. It’s important to have an element of trust when in the hands of any professional. At our San Jose dental practice, patients should feel comfortable to discuss any dental topic with Dr. Sandhu. In return, he will provide a straightforward answer.
Quality customer service is important to us. Dr. Sandhu and his dedicated team of dental professionals are recommended by a number of federal agencies due to our high standards of care. These agencies include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Infection control is accomplished through a series of methods, including:
- The use of disinfectant hand soap
- The use of face masks and gloves
- Disinfection of surfaces and countertops
- Equipment sterilization before every use
- The use of disposable materials
Reusable equipment is always sterilized before use on each patient, including each of our dental hand pieces. To kill viruses and bacteria, we use a device referred to as an autoclave. An autoclave uses pressure, heat and steam to fight off disease.
Since the best defense against harmful diseases is knowledge, we incorporate infection control into our daily policies and procedures to ensure that our patients are healthy and comfortable. The more that our staff and our patients understand infection control, the better equipped they will be to make wise choices about their health care.