At Main Street Dental, your family’s health and safety are paramount. We are proud of our sterilization and infection control procedures, and we take them very seriously so that we can guarantee that your health and safety are protected at all times. In light of the ever-increasing number of contagious diseases in the news today, many of our patients have questions about our sterilization practices. To maintain proper sterilization and infection control procedures in our office, we follow a very strict Infection Control Protocol.
Your Family’s Health & Safety
What are the Health and Safety Methods we Employ at Main Street Dental?
Autoclave (pressurized steam): All dental instruments and handpieces/drills are sterilized in a high-pressure steam autoclave after each use. This process is the standard of care. In the event of an incomplete sterilization cycle, our computerized autoclave warns us, and we have protocols in place to correct such issues immediately. As an added precaution, we also use an external biological indicator test to ensure that our autoclave is functioning properly and producing only sterile instruments.
Surface Decontamination: All surfaces, including countertops, dental chairs, stools, light handles, and control buttons, are disinfected with chemical solutions before and after every patient. These solutions are formulated to eliminate infectious bacteria and viruses that could otherwise proliferate on these surfaces, and the chemicals themselves pose absolutely no health threat to our patients.
Disposable Items: Many of the items we use today are discarded after a single-use. These items include saliva ejectors, high-speed suction tips, drinking cups, rubber cleaning cups, patient bibs, tray covers, sterilization bags, mixing pads, mixing tips, anesthetic carpules, and needs tips, among other things. Gloves and masks are also discarded after each use.
We absolutely love this office. I have extremely high anxiety and they are so patient with me. My 4 year old asked if we can go back next week as she had a wonderful time at her cleaning. Great experiences every time and billing is very reasonable.
From the minute you walk in, everyone is kind and professional. The hygienists and dentists provide clear instructions and the front desk always has the paperwork taken care of right away. Just a great group of people!
Amazing office, I have been going here for 25 years since I was a kid. I broke my tooth playing hockey, they got me in the very next morning, referred me to a specialist for more detailed gum work (who I seen the next day) and temporarily fixed my tooth all in the same week. Great office and everyone seems to have a sense of humor!
I have been going to Main Steer Dental for over 5 years and I can say that I am very satisfied with quality of care I have received. Punctual, clean, friendly. The stuff is professional and competent. I definitely recommend this office for all your dental needs.