Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Due to the current pandemic, our office will be implementing additional infection control procedures to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office has always followed infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are above and beyond each agencies’ recommendations.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626) 797-7551. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
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In addition to our traditional infection control methods, hypochlorous acid is now being utilized to sanitize our equipment, operatories, as well as the air itself to eliminate fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Hypochlorous acid is a highly effective sanitizing agent that is intrinsically safe, as it is a non-irritant and the human body produces the same molecule for self-defense
Everybody’s temperature is taken at the door - patients and staff alike - to ensure no one with a fever enters the practice
Every operatory is now equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) medical-grade filtration system capable of clearing the room of aerosols and turning over fresh air every 6 minutes
We are implementing ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection in addition to our traditional infection control methods. UV light disinfection utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.