Health and Safety Protocols

What Is Infection Prevention and Control?

Infection control is a practical, evidence-based discipline whose mission is to prevent healthcare-associated infection or disease in a healthcare environment. 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. Ira Kotch or Dr. Russell Kotch and receive a straightforward answer. Call us at Pembroke Pines Office Phone Number 954-437-4443.

Drs. Ira Kotch and Russell Kotch and our entire team at Kotch Dental follow equipment disinfection and other procedures recommended by several federal agencies such as: 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 hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses on surgical instruments and medical equipment by using steam, heat, and pressure.

The best defense against disease in a dental office environment is to follow health and safety protocols. The more you know about these, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your healthcare. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies at Kotch Dental, the more comfortable you will feel. Call us with any questions: Pembroke Pines Office Phone Number 954-437-4443.