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How Sterile is a Dental Office?

Patients question how sterile a dental office is. The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires that dental practices have in place protocols for preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens to employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have several sets of guidelines for infection prevention in the dental field for patients. The CDC recommended a dentist to monitor at least once weekly. Our office use the University of North Carolina School Of Dentistry to monitor our practice!!! We have a full time employee sterilizing and cleaning our patient’s dental instruments. If a failure occurs, the School of Dentistry notifies us immediately and walks us through a troubleshooting process. Therefore , patients at our practice can relax and know that we are trying our best to prevent any infection issues.