Infection Control

At Back Bay Family Dentistry, the oral and overall health of our patients and staff is a top priority. The best treatment is prevention, and preventing unnecessary infection is vital to us. For this reason, our team follows 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 procedures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials

All of our reusable equipment is sterilized using an autoclave. An autoclave is a device that kills bacteria and viruses using pressure, heat and steam. If you have any questions about our dental office, treatments or infection control policies, give our staff a call today! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.