Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients 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. You should feel free to discuss this topic with your dentist or hygienist and receive a straightforward answer.

Our entire team follows 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:

  • Sterilization of all instruments before every use
  • Weekly testing of sterilizers
  • Gloves, face masks and protective eyewear
  • Disposable protective clothing
  • Disposable barriers on equipment
  • Amalgam separators for disposal of mercury containing waste
  • Proper disposal of materials containing body fluids
  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Disposable materials
  • Daily disinfection of all vacuum lines
  • Disinfection of all waterlines between patients

The More You Know

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 decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.

Quality Control

Peer Review. Cross Train.

It takes a village.

At Spring Dental Group measures are in place to monitor the quality of our work. These include taking post-operative x-rays and photographs when crowns, bridges or implants are placed, collaboration between general practitioners and specialists to provide well organized treatment plans and follow-up the ensure that treatment is done properly, constant double-checking that records are complete and accurate and oversight by owners and managers to ensure a clean and safe environment for patients and staff.

Unlike many dental offices our team members are cross trained so that each person can perform every job. Our receptionist-treatment counselors are licensed and trained to take x-rays and to assist our doctors during treatment. Our dental assistants are trained in basic business office functions so they can contribute when needed. In this way each person’s professional knowledge grows, supporting a higher level of job satisfaction and patient care.

The caliber of treatment provided is enhanced when cases are reviewed by more than one dentist. This level of quality assurance is never available in a single doctor practice and, in our experience, is seldom available in larger groups.

Successful dental practice is measured by results that benefit our patients both directly and indirectly. Some of our efforts are visible to patients in the course of treatment and some occur behind the scenes. We take pride in the fact that we care equally about what patients experience and what happens when nobody’s looking.

New Patient Packet

Please click the button below to print the New Patient Packet so you can fill it out at home and bring it in with you on your first visit for an expedited experience. If you have any questions regarding the information, please give us a call at 562-421-8401.

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