Infection control and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control – you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Nogueira and Dr. Ruel.
The entire team at Aquidneck Dental follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
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.