Infection Control

Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protects our patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with any of our doctors or assistants and receive a straightforward answer.

Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery’s entire team follows procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the local Virginia Board of Dentistry. These measures include

  • Disinfectant hand soap/sanitizer
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials

Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery sterilizes all reusable equipment, including the impaction drills. All locations use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.

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