Sterilization Protocol

At our office, we take many measures to safeguard both your health and wellness. We understand that ensuring a sterile environment is of utmost importance to maintaining the highest standard of care in dentistry. That's why we have implemented a comprehensive sterilization protocol, which is also available on our dental practice page.

Our dedicated team follows strict guidelines and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to guarantee meticulous cleanliness throughout the entire facility. Every surface, instrument, and piece of equipment that you may come into contact with during your visit undergoes rigorous sterilization procedures using advanced techniques recommended by industry experts. By adhering to these stringent protocols, we can ensure that our office environments are as safe as possible for everyone who walks through our doors.

Your well-being is always at the forefront of our minds, which is why maintaining a healthy and secure environment remains an integral part of what we do best. 

Sterilization and Cleanliness 

Our team undergoes extensive training in the cleaning procedures recommended by reputable organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. We integrate their best practices into our daily cleanliness routines to ensure a hygienic environment. 

Equipped with a wide range of tools, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to maintaining sterility. For instance, we utilize advanced equipment like steam sterilizers, dental sterilizers, and dental autoclaves to clean dental instruments effectively. These devices employ heat, steam, and pressure to eliminate viruses and bacteria through thorough sterilization. 

To further safeguard against contamination risks in our office, we have implemented strict hygiene measures. Face masks are required for everyone entering our premises, and gloves are provided for all team members to minimize contact transmission. Additionally, each sink is equipped with disinfectant solutions and soap readily available for both patients' and staff members' use — an extra layer of precautionary measures. 

In line with promoting utmost hygiene standards at every step possible within our practice's operations, we aim to utilize disposable materials whenever feasible. By using single-use items that are properly disposed of after use — such as certain types of protective coverings — we reduce any potential cross-contamination risks significantly. Moreover, we adhere strictly to EPA-approved disinfectants when cleaning surfaces like countertops throughout our office — a reassurance that optimal safety standards are followed. 

Our commitment to your health doesn't stop there – every piece of equipment used during exams or procedures undergoes thorough sterilization both before and after each use. By implementing this double safety protocol, we can confidently provide you with a sterile environment where cross-contamination is significantly reduced. 

During your visit to our practice, you will witness firsthand how dedicated our team members are toward upholding these stringent protocols. Each clinical team member will be actively engaged in ensuring your safety by wearing masks and disposable gloves throughout exams and procedures. Additionally, rest assured that all exam room surfaces will be meticulously cleaned and sanitized before welcoming you. 

Disposable Materials

Disposable materials play a crucial role in the sterilization protocol at our dental practice, serving as a vital component to maintain cleanliness and prevent the spread of germs within our Bluff City dental office. With hygiene being paramount in providing quality care, we ensure that numerous items used daily are disposable.

From masks, face shields, gowns, and gloves to gauze pads, toothbrushes, and dental floss – each clinical team member undergoes comprehensive training on handling these disposable items with utmost caution. They are well-versed in their proper usage during procedures, meticulous storage after use, and appropriate disposal methods that align with stringent guidelines governing infection control practices. By incorporating disposable materials into our sterilization process diligently and efficiently, safeguarding against contamination risks becomes an integral part of our commitment to patient safety. 

Instrument Sterilization

At the Center for Family and Implant Dentistry, any dental instruments that are not disposable undergo a thorough cleaning and disinfection process between uses. We utilize ultrasonic cleaners, which effectively sanitize instruments by removing all debris, germs, and bacteria. Our team follows FDA recommendations to package these cleaned instruments properly before they go through the sterilization process in dental autoclaves that are FDA-approved.

Every surface and machine in our practice is disinfected thoroughly after each use with cleaners specifically approved by the EPA, leaving no room for any potential contamination or infection spread. Once these vital steps have been completed successfully, the instruments are safely stored until they are needed for your dental exam or procedure. 

This meticulous sterilization protocol guarantees that when you visit us at the Center for Family and Implant Dentistry, you can be confident in your safety throughout your experience. Your well-being is our top priority, so don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment and receive exceptional care from our dedicated team of professionals committed to upholding high standards of cleanliness and hygiene at all times.

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Bluff City, TN

4453 Hwy 11 E, Bluff City, TN 37618


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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
(423) 391-8004