How we protect you…
You have probably seen the widespread news coverage involving the investigation of an Oklahoma Oral Surgeon for allegedly poor infection control practices. We want you to know that this is of the UTMOST concern to us. We want to assure you that in our dental practice we follow stringent infection control procedures. Here are just a few things we do to protect you:
All dental staff involved in patient care scrub their hands before each and every patient and use protective garb such as gloves, masks, lab coats and eyewear.
Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, instrument tray, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and decontaminated.
A new set of gloves and masks are used for each patient.
Non-disposable dental instruments are cleaned and sterilized between patients. In my office we sterilize instruments using an Autoclave which involves steam under pressure.
Disposable items like needles or gauze are placed in special containers for special, monitored disposal.
Our new state of the art sterilization area was placed with the desire to provide our patients with the best care available.
Your well-being is important to me and my team, which is why we follow stringent infection control procedures and comply with all state regulations for the protection of patients. Studies show that following proper infection control procedures greatly reduces the risk to patients to the point of an extremely remote possibility.
Dr. Mullaney is happy to address any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email us.