Infection Control

Maple Glen, PA Dentist

Our priority as your dental care provider has always been to preserve and protect your health and safety. As usual, we continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA and the ADA. We have always provided a sterile, safe, environment to protect your health, both oral and otherwise.

An outline of some of our precautionary measures:

Pre-Appointment Screenings and In-Office Measures

We continue to utilize the recommended pre-appointment questionnaires to screen for patients who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Anyone with a positive screening result will be rescheduled out of an abundance of caution. Temperature screenings will continue to ensure no one with a fever (>100.4°F) is treated except in the case of a true dental emergency. Continued wearing of face coverings over the nose and mouth are required while in the office, except when treatment is being received. If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided for you. This is a requirement for all Medical and Dental healthcare facilities at this time.

Hand Hygiene

Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings and make appropriate use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Personal Protective Equipment

We possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, gloves, protective eyewear, and protective clothing. Worn by our team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents.

Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and Devices

All Instruments and equipment used during your care are always sterilized and disinfected to CDC specifications. This ensures proper infection control and the health of our patients and staff. Every item used is opened fresh from a sterilized packet or is a brand-new disposable item. The sterilization process is very rigorous and includes dry heat sterilization (autoclave) and chemical sterilization.

Aerosol Reduction

We utilize pre-procedural mouth rinses to reduce the amount of aerosolized bacteria, along with high volume evacuation and saliva ejector suction modalities to reduce aerosols, further reducing the potential spread of bacteria and virus.

Regular Sanitation

Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our team with effective cleaning solutions certified to kill bacteria and viruses.

Our entire operatory is disinfected after every appointment with EPA registered cleaning agents to kill viruses and bacteria.

Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our team. Together, we can overcome these circumstances and continue your path to greater health. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best.