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Infection Control

Posted in Emergency Care

Posted on January, 16 2019 by Dr Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

This practice, being one of the first offices in Washington, DC to have autoclavable (sterilized) hand pieces (drills) (1985), maintains a strict regimen of infection control. We are always available to discuss any aspect of our infection control regimen.

We follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves (Latex Free) and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all tools and equipment before every use
  • Sterilization of all dental hand pieces (drills)
  • Disposable materials, were indicated

An autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure, is used to sterilize all instruments.