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. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Peña and receive a straightforward answer.

Our office has practiced the highest standard of safety since we opened 10 years ago. Now, in this unprecedented time, we continue to reassess and follow the highest government standards for your safety and peace of mind. We are taking extended measures to further protect all our patients and team with the following additional protocols:In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough or fever will not be allowed in the building and should stay home. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date Before your appointment, you have the option to stay in your car instead of the waiting room until we’re ready to seat you in your personal operatory. Simply call us when you arrive, and we will let you know when we’re ready for you. Upon entering our practice, you will be asked to sanitize your hands  At the beginning of every appointment, you will be asked to pre-rinse with OraCare.

OraCare Mouth Rinse has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Additionally, we are requesting you sanitize your hands before re-entering the business areas. You can be assured safety measures at Dr. Pena Dental Office will continue to evolve as more information develops.

Updated CDC Guidance for Dental Practices

USA Today: Dental Practice Protocols during Coronavirus

Dr. Peña 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:

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

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.

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.

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