A Letter to Our Patients on Safety and Health Guidelines
Recent articles and sensationalist TV programs concerning patient safety in a dental office have raised concerns in the community. The Dentists and Staff of Glenview Dental Associates and Bode Dental Clinic want to reassure all of our patients that we take your health and that of your family very seriously. Nothing is more important to us than providing you with the finest in dental care, in a comfortable and completely safe environment. Also,don't forget our staff, our children, our parents, and we ourselves are treated as patients in both our offices. Safety, precautions, cleanliness, and sterility, then, are paramount to us as well.
How do we achieve these? It begins with the use of the obvious and visible things such as disposable plastic covers on the dental chairs, lights, to the use of individually packed sterile tray set ups, to the gloves, masks, and uniforms we wear. Gloves are discarded after every patient and often several pairs of gloves are used during a single procedure. All of this, is to assure your safety and, of course, ours. In fact, a great number of supplies used are all "single use items" and are thrown away after every patient visit. The bottom line is anything used for your care is either brand new or completely sterile. We use hospital grade sterilization equipment and follow a strict sterilization protocol. On both a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, we use sterilization monitoring systems to ensure our equipment is functioning properly.
We hope this answers your questions about our commitment to safety and sterilization. If you have any further concerns or questions, please fell free to call us or ask us at your next visit. We would be happy to answer them and show our "state-of-the-art" sterilization techniques.
The Doctors and Staff of
Bode Dental Clinic and Glenview Dental Associates