Infection Control

Rigorous infection control is a priority to protect the health of patients and our dental team. Dr. Peers and the dental team at Princeville Dental 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 procedures include:

Disinfectant hand soap
Gloves and face masks
Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
Sterilization of all equipment before every use
Use of disposable materials whenever possible

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces and instruments, using and 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.