Infection Control Lombard, IL Dentist Our priority as your dental care provider has always been to preserve and protect your health and safety. As usual, we continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA and the ADA. We have always provided a sterile, safe, environment to protect your health, both oral and otherwise. An outline of some of our precautionary measures: Hand HygieneProper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings. Personal Protective EquipmentWe possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, gloves, protective eyewear, and protective clothing. Worn by our team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents. Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and DevicesAll Instruments and equipment used during your care are always sterilized and disinfected to CDC specifications. This ensures proper infection control and the health of our patients and staff. Every item used is opened fresh from a sterilized packet or is a brand-new disposable item. The sterilization process is very rigorous and includes dry heat sterilization (autoclave) and chemical sterilization. Air Purification We use multiple HEPA grade air filters throughout the practice to scrub and clean the air multiple times an hour. Please see our page on the medify surgical air units to learn more. During your appointment we use high evacuation suction to remove aerosols, further reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses. Regular Sanitation:Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our team with effective cleaning solutions certified to kill bacteria and viruses. Our entire operatory is disinfected after every appointment with EPA registered cleaning agents to kill viruses and bacteria. Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our team. Together, we can overcome these circumstances and continue your path to greater health. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best.