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CARE AND COMFORT

INFECTION CONTROL
SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT SMYL MANATEE | BRADENTON, FL

Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options.
Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust.
Dr. Nish and our entire 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 countertops and surfaces
○ Sterilization of all equipment before every use
○ Disposable materials

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental handpieces. 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 decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.
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