Sterilization Processes

At Your Family Dentist we take sterilization very seriously. Our sterilization takes place in a stand alone sterilization center. All our dental instruments even go through sterilization process in one direction to ensure total cleanliness and sterility.

First, the instruments go into the non-sterile collecting area. Here, they are mechanically cleaned by scrubbing and getting through an ultrasonic (high frequency vibration) solution to dislodge any loose particles. Then they are rinsed, dried and sterilized under heat and pressure to kill bacteria, viruses and spores. Once sterile, they are stored in the sterile area, until needed.

All instruments we use go through this process. No exceptions. 

The room is disinfected by wiping down all the counters, handles and equipment between each patient. Wherever possible we utilize disposable barriers to eliminate risk of cross contamination. 

All of Your Family Dentist’s sterilization practices follow the Dental Association Guidelines. If you have any concerns about sterilization practices, we would be pleased to show you our Sterilization Center and how it operates.