WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE NEWS sometimes covers stories about dentists who endanger their patients with improper sterilization practices. We know that such stories can be scary and that’s why we wanted to declare that with us, you don’t need to worry.
Every time you come to Foster Dental Care you can be confident that you’re in good hands. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of cleanliness because we value your health and safety. For us, dentistry is about more than beautiful teeth—it’s about life-long well being.
More about sterilization at our practice:
Tools are cleaned and sterilized in an autoclave with steam heat. Once completely sterilized, tools are then individually packaged and stored until needed.
To determine the effectiveness of our autoclave, we incorporate the assistance of a 3rd party monitoring service. Each week tests are ran on our sterilization machines and in turn a quarterly report is submitted to us with the status of each test.
If there is ever a problem with a submitted test, the monitoring service notifies our practice immediately. The team then utilizes our secondary autoclave unit until the malfunctioning machine has been properly repaired to meet our high standards.
At our practice, you can always expect:
- A clean examination space, free from any possible infections from a previous patient.
- Sterilized instruments, specifically packaged and protected just for you.
- Treatment from healthy team members who follow strict personal cleanliness standards and wear appropriate personal protection equipment like gloves and masks.
Questions or concerns? Just ask!
Please, if you have any questions or concerns, ask us! Ask about the sterilization process that all our tools undergo, ask what we do to ensure that every surface in our office is clean and safe.
We want to be completely transparent about our infection control procedures so that you can feel totally safe and confident in the dental chair. We understand that it takes trust to put yourself in our hands and we take pride in proving ourselves worthy of that trust.
You can read more about infection control in the dental office on the ADA’s page.