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 Dr. Elvis Filo, Dr. Tony Donatelli or Dr. Gerald Ross. Our doctors and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal and provincial agencies: Canada Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OH&S), Ontario Public Health Unit and Health Canada
These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves, face masks and eye protection
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
- Use of barriers on all on work surfaces
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use autoclaves, devices 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. Please, do not hesitate to ask any questions.