CLEANLINESS & STERILIZATION

At Coordinated Dental Specialties we pride ourselves in the office appearance, cleanliness, and the infection controls we have put in place.  Great attention is paid to the p[rotocols and systems we have in place to protect our patients and staff alike.  Dr. Appelle 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
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials
  • Plastic wrap barrier protection

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 best defense against disease is information. Feel free to ask for a tour of our facility and ask any questions you may have to see how we protect you.  The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.