Infection controls and universal precaution protect both staff and patients. Wendel Family Dental Centre and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), 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 dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by using steam and pressure.