Albemarle Dental
Associates

Proudly serving Charlottesville, VA

Infection Control

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. You should feel free to discuss this topic with  Dr. Hodges or  Dr. Spillers and receive a straightforward answer.

Drs. Hodges and Spillers, 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
  • Use of gowns, caps, and goggles
  • UVC light and ozone sanitation in the evenings
  • HEPA air filters
  • Steam cleaning of the floors and surfaces throughout the day
  • 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 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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Albemarle Dental Associates
✆ Phone (appointments): 434-273-3320
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 434-293-8944
Address: 2250 Old Ivy Road, Suite 3, Charlottesville, VA 22903