As you know, your mouth is used for more than just eating your favorite meal. It is an essential component of verbal communication and the first part of the human digestive system. It stands to reason then that good oral care should be a top health priority. Luckily for you, our team members at Amazing Smiles are experts at providing just that.
An important part of our service to our patients is ensuring that they trust us to not only provide a professional experience but to do so in a safe environment. This is where infection control comes in. These universal precautions protect both our patients and our staff. In fact, everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the whole dental team.
Dr. Lauvetz-Enmeier and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies. These include the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
These measures include
- Using disinfectant hand soap
- Using gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use. This encompasses all reusable equipment, including dental handpieces
- Disposable materials
- Using an autoclave, which is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat, and pressure
We believe that the best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed decisions about your health care. This means that the more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel, which is why we encourage open communication with all of our patients.
Trust is the cornerstone of our dental practice. We want to create a safe environment where you can feel free to discuss any oral health topic, including infection control, with Dr. Lauvetz-Enmeier and receive a straightforward and truthful answer.