Infection Control Practices and Cleanliness

Dear patients,

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Many patients ask and wonder about cleanliness at their dental office, and some express concerns that in today’s world, they worry about the cleanliness and safeness of places they visit, particularly dental and medical offices, and their sterilization and cleanliness procedures.

My staff and I want to put your minds at ease and let you know that we follow and surpass every standard and procedure for cleanliness and sterilization required by common decency as well as those mandated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and any manufacturer’s recommendations or procedures to keep equipment clean and our operatory and patients safe.

I follow these standards not only for your protection, but for the protection of my staff and I and our families whom are also patients here and at risk to our own exposure, not just their own.

The sophistication of our infection control is accomplished in the following ways:

  1. By investing in the necessary equipment and technology to carry out a systematic infection control system. (We incorporated this into the design of our office.)cleaning293904274_n
  2. By allocating time before and after each patient visit to carry out necessary equipment sterilization and treatment room preparation.
  3. By investing in additional sterilizing units including one exclusively for dental had pieces like drills, and other new equipment including sophisticated ultrasonic cleaners.
  4. By attending local, state and national education meetings as well as having in-office training sessions on sterilization procedures and compliance with the CDC, OSHA, and ADA regulations.

We began routine gloving and masking procedures and wearing protective eye wear long before it was mandated by any agency. It has been shown in repeated studies that proper infection control procedures do work and they protect all of us in society from the spread of disease or infection.

We think you will agree that these health-promoting practices are well worth the effort for you, your family, friends, and your dental team. We hope this will relieve any anxiety you may have regarding your dental visits.

— Dr. Harold Perlaza, Sherman Oaks Dentistry

THE BOTTOM LINE:

Good family economics is good dentistry. We’ll do our part by helping you with flexible payments. For patients who qualify, we’ll arrange a personal financial plan for your care. There are many options available. If you’re insured, most plans cover 50-60% of dental procedures and preventative maintenance while some even provide 80% financial protection, so it just doesn’t make sense to wait until it costs more!

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“As always, don’t hesitate to contact us about any concerns you may have about dental health, or your next visit! My staff and I are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about any other dental or safety procedures.”

— Dr. Harold Perlaza, Sherman Oaks Dentistry – Where Smiles Change Every Day™

P.S. Please be sure to have your friends or family mention your name so that we can personally thank you for introducing them to us and our practice. We’re happy to help any family members or friends to continue their path towards healthy teeth & gums.