Infection controls and universal precautions protect our patients and our staff. We all benefit from rigorous infection control, something you can count on at Comfort Dental. We understand that the cornerstone of a good, productive and safe dental practice is the element of trust. That’s why we want you to feel comfortable discussing this topic with Dr. Funderburk. Learn firsthand about our unmatched commitment and our ongoing efforts to protect you and every member of the Comfort Dental team.
You’ll be relieved to know that Dr. Funderburk and the entire Comfort Dental team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter-tops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise, informed decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel. We encourage you to ask us about this.