We all became disinfection experts during the pandemic. You might have loaded up on antibacterial or disinfecting cleaners, sprays, wipes, soaps, and hand sanitizers. And, of course, masks are the new fashion accessory/barrier against infection.
But would your home pass a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspection? Maybe, maybe not. But if your dental office follows CDC-developed oral care center policies and guidelines, it'll make the grade.
Since being exposed to airborne and bloodborne diseases is a fact of life in modern dentistry, the CDC established protocols to prevent infection risk. These protocols include ones for instrument and equipment cleaning and the cleanliness of the office, clinical surfaces, and even dental professionals' hands. CDC criteria also exist for personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory hygiene, and cough etiquette.
Learn about the measures dental offices take to ensure you and your family avoid infections of any kind.