Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and team members alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone of good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Mercado and receive a straightforward answer.
Dr. Mercado 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 counter-tops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental handpieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat, and pressure.
The best defense against disease is information. 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.
We invite you to visit our practice. Call our practice for a tour at Fort Mill Office Phone Number 803-547-7779.
Your Safety is Our Top Priority!
Contact Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill with any questions or to schedule an appointment to reclaim your smile today!