About Our Dental Office
Patient ComfortWe take pride in making your dental experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We will thoroughly present treatment options, explain our procedures, and educate you in the maintenance of your oral health. We use the latest techniques and anesthetics to assure you are comfortable during each procedure. It is our goal to have you feel secure in the treatment of your dental needs.
Our office is conveniently located in the Club House Plaza, right next door to Fratello’s Italian Restaurant. Our friendly and courteous staff will greet you and offer you a tour of our office. Drinks and healthy snack foods are always available in our reception area. Please feel free to take advantage of our family rated videotapes available for your viewing. A Walkman C.D. Player is available as well for your enjoyment and we encourage you to bring musical selections of your choice for your listening pleasure.
Patient ProtectionIn the last few years, patient protection has become an issue of public concern. With the discovery of the AIDS (HIV) virus and the medical implications of Hepatitis-B, it has become necessary for health care facilities to consistently apply state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfection techniques to provide patients with maximum protection.
In our office, your safety is our highest priority. Throughout the day, we continuously and thoroughly sterilize our equipment for your protection. Our protocol for sterilization includes the following:
Before and after each patient appointment, all treatment surfaces (e.g., countertops, chair surfaces, lights, x-ray machines, and trays) are disinfected with the most effective and safest products available.
To ensure your safety, we follow a number of standard sterilization procedures with all instruments and handpieces. First, they are brought into our sterilization room and placed in an ultrasonic cleaner to remove even microscopic debris. The instruments and handpieces are then rinsed thoroughly before being sterilized in an autoclave, which runs for 20 minutes and reaches a temperature of 400 - 425 degrees, thereby destroying all bacteria and all viruses.
Our autoclave and dry heat sterilizer are monitored regularly to ensure their effectiveness and safety.
Staff members use masks, safety glasses, and new gloves for each patient.
All staff members are updated annually in proper patient protection procedures and have been vaccinated against the Hepatitis-B virus. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding patient protection and give you a personal tour of our sterilization facility.