COVID-19 & Infection Control
At Avon Dental Care, your safety and the safety of our dentists and team are our number one priorities. We have always adhered to strict sterilization and protection protocols, and with COVID-19, we have strengthened that commitment. If you have questions about our infection control and COVID-19 prevention measures in Avon, Ohio, or if you need to schedule your appointment with Dr. Thomas R. Hughes or Dr. Troy Steinhilber, call 440-517-7765 today and speak with a member of our team.
At our office, we follow the extensive infection control recommendations outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, we go above and beyond many of these requirements because we are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our patients, as well as that of our team.
These infection control and safety measures include:
- Eye protection for patients and team members
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
In addition, our team of professionals sterilizes all reusable equipment after each use, including handpieces. We use an autoclave, which is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. When possible, we use disposable materials and tools to eliminate the risk of cross contamination through reuse.
Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and you can rest assured that we take all of the necessary steps to protect you and your family while you are with us. We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more about infection control and safety or schedule your next visit with our dentists. We look forward to caring for you!