Infection Control

Infection control and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. 

Dr. Kato and our entire team 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
  • Non-latex gloves, face masks, protective eye wear, protective gowns
  • Chemical disinfection of all hard surfaces
  • Sterilization of all instrumentation before every use
  • Disposable, one-time use materials

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. 

The more you know about our daily infection control procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel about our commitment to provide you with the best care possible.