Dental Work Infection Control
Sedation Dentistry & Dental Crowns in Winston-Salem NC
Infection control and universal precautions protect both patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control- you, your dentist, and the entire dental team. The cornerstones of an exceptional dental practice are the elements of trust and communication. Please feel free to discuss this important topic with Dr. Pruitt, Dr. Miller, Dr. Stowe, Dr. Steinbicker, or Dr. Taylor as your safety and comfort truly is a top priority.
Our team at Winston Smiles strictly 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) as well as North Carolina’s SPICE program (the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology). Some of these measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- The use of disposable materials
We sterilize all reusable equipment using an autoclave which is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
The best defense against disease is information and the more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care.