Infection Control

Our rigorous Infection controls and universal health precautions protect our patients and staff equally at the highest level. Please feel free to talk with any of our professional staff about our infection control practices.

Dr. Woo, Dr. Balcom, Dr. Crippen, Dr. Brewer and Dr. Vaid, and our entire team follow infection control procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These infection control procedures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Disposable materials for items that cannot be sterilized
  • To sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces, using an autoclave ( a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure)

We believe the more you know about our rigorous infection controls the more comfortable you will feel about trusting our office with your dental care.