Archive for the ‘Sterilization Procedures’ Category
February 27th, 2010
Our office uses an extremely high level of sterilization to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Dr. Thomas’ sterilization techniques are used by most high quality orthodontists throughout the United States. Sterilization is critical in any Orthodontic office & is something we take very seriously. ALL of our instruments are first placed in customized cassettes – designed for use in orthodontics, and then wrapped in surgical grade material. They are then heat sterilized in an medical grade autoclave (Midmark). It’s California law that all dental and orthodontic instruments are fully wrapped, sealed, and then sterilized in an autoclave. Instruments are not allowed to be openly sterilized and then placed in bags after they are removed from the machine. Our sealed wrapped cassettes are then brought to the orthodontic chair for treatment and only opened when ready for patient use. We take pride in all aspects of our practice & you are welcome to see how we sterilize our instruments for all of our orthodontic patients.