Infection Control

The Dentistry Collective adheres to the highest standards of infection control and sterilization possible to protect both our patients and our dentist and team. Keeping our studio clean not only ensures that you remain safe, but helps to minimize the chemicals and debris released into our water systems. To learn more about infection control and sterilization in San Diego and Rancho Bernardo, California, and to make your appointment with Dr. Tim Garofolo, please contact us at 858-257-3412.

At our office, we follow the extensive infection control recommendations outlined by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control (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 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 dental professionals sterilize all reusable equipment after each use, including handpieces. We use an autoclave, which 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, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist. We look forward to caring for you!