Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your oral surgeon, and the oral surgery team. The cornerstone in a good and safe oral surgery practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Hudson or Dr. Topper and receive a straightforward answer.
Drs. Hudson and Topper, 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 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.