Cleanliness and Safety
Visiting a dental office can sometimes evoke concerns about cleanliness and safety, especially in today's world. Rest assured, we have implemented stringent disinfection protocols to ensure a clean environment for all our patients.
Our Commitment to Your Safety:
Rigorous Disinfection and Sterilization Procedures: Our dental office follows industry-leading disinfection procedures to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. Our team is well-trained in infection control protocols and strictly adheres to them. Plastic coverings and barriers are used where possible. All surfaces, including treatment rooms, dental chairs, instruments, and countertops, are thoroughly disinfected between each patient using hospital-grade disinfectants.
Sterilization with Autoclave: We utilize state-of-the-art equipment, including an autoclave, to sterilize all instruments and equipment. An autoclave is a medical-grade device that uses steam and high pressure to effectively kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Instruments are stored in pouches that maintain sterility until used. This ensures that all instruments used during your treatment are sterile and safe.
Disposable and Single-Use Materials: For your safety, we use disposable and single-use materials whenever possible. This includes items like gloves, masks, suction tips, and syringe needles. By using these items only once and then safely disposing of them, we eliminate the risk of cross-contamination.
Regular Hand Hygiene: Our dental team maintains strict hand hygiene practices. Our staff practices superb hand hygiene before and after every patient using antibacterial soap or hand sanitizers. This prevents the spread of germs and assures a safe environement.
Waterline Maintenance: We pay careful attention to maintaining clean waterlines in our dental units. Our team follows recommended guidelines to regularly flush and disinfect the waterlines, minimizing the risk of bacterial growth.
Ongoing Staff Training: Our dental team undergoes regular training and education to stay up-to-date with the latest infection control protocols. We continually review and improve our procedures.
At Lifetime Dental of Agawam we understand the importance of creating a comfortable and worry-free experience for our patients. We want you to feel confident that you are in a clean and safe environment. If you have any specific concerns or questions about our disinfection and cleaning procedures, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to address them.
We believe that maintaining a safe dental environment is a shared responsibility. We ask that if you are feeling ill, please inform us before your appointment so that we can reschedule your visit appropriately.
We place your health and well-being at the forefront of everything we do. We are committed to going above and beyond industry standards in all areas of dentistry, especially when it comes to maintaining a clean and germ-free environment. When you choose Lifetime Dental, you trust that you are receiving top-notch care in a secure and hygienic setting. Your health and well-being are our top priority.