Infection Control

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

Dr. Maxfield 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). These measures include:

  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Single use disposable materials
  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Disposable materials

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use ultrasonics and autoclaves for equipment sterilization.

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