Infection Control at the Dentist

Inside Z Dentistry, Sterilization Room, Northlake, TX

Even before and well after COVID-19, Z Dentistry is committed to maintaining CDC recommendations on infection control at the dentist, taking extreme precautions, and performing extra sterilization and disinfection measures. Our main goal is to keep every patient that walks through our door happy and healthy while still providing an unrivaled patient experience through real connections and modern comprehensive dentistry.

OUR INFECTION CONTROL PROCESS

As businesses start to re-open after the COVID-19 virus closures, infection control is at the top of everyone’s mind. How can you keep you and your family safe while returning to a somewhat normal life?

To help ease fears and inform patients of how we are keeping our office, team members, and visitors safe, we have created this guide about infection control at the dentist.

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Proper Hand hygiene and hand washing for infection control at the dentist, Z Dentistry

HAND HYGIENE

Did you know that practicing proper hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent infections from spreading among patients and dental office workers? It’s true — and, it’s also a simple means of protection.

In addition, our team uses an alcohol-based hand gel throughout the day, after touching surfaces like counter tops, using computers, opening doors, and more.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is a combination of safety items our dental team wears to keep both themselves and patients safe. This includes disposable medical gowns, N-95 masks, eye coverings, and gloves.

We take extra caution to switch out masks after every patient, routinely switch gloves during a procedure when needed, and dispose of gowns after every patient visit.

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RESPIRATORY HYGIENE

In order to keep both patients and dental team members staff, and in accordance with the CDC, Z Dentistry will ask anyone entering our office with respiratory infection symptoms including coughing to return home and reschedule their appointment for a later date. In addition, we follow the guidelines listed below to maintain infection control at the dentist.

STERILIZATION & DISINFECTION

We follow appropriate disinfection guidelines from the CDC for dental instruments, equipment, and products. Our staff is taking extra steps to ensure all surfaces that a patient may come into contact with is thoroughly disinfected after each appointment. This includes counter tops, door handles, chairs, and light switches.
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