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Farmington Dentist, Dentist in Farmington, NM

 

Farmington Family Dentistry

Dan Farley, DDS

Jonathan Heaton, DMD

505.564.9700

Sterilization

 

When you come to our office you can be assured that our sterilization protocol meets or exceeds the guidelines issued by the Center For Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Some of the precautions we take are as follows:

  • Instrument sterilization is performed under heat and pressure.
  • Our dental handpieces are heat sterilized after each use.
  • Disposable items are used whenever possible.
  • Anesthetic cartridges and needles, air/water syringe tips, saliva suction tips, etc. are all discarded after one use.
  • Before and after each patient, all work surfaces, lights' and units are disinfected with a strong bactericidal and viricidal agent.
  • New gloves are worn by the clinical staff for each patient. It is not uncommon to use several pairs of new gloves for a patient if the procedure is lengthy.