Infection Control

Patients’ Safety is Our Top Priority


Rigorous Infection Control 

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Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — patients, dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Yoo and receive a straightforward answer.

Dr. Yoo and our entire team 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).

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These measures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of counter-tops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials

We thoroughly sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. We never compromise the safety of our patients and staff.  

The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.