Infection Control

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. Margiotta and receive a straightforward answer.

Dr. Margiotta and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: 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 by steam, heat and pressure.

The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.

You may also use our Make An Appointment form to communicate with our office. Please do not include medical or financial information on this form.


Make an Appointment

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. Please complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment. Please note: This form should not be used to communicate private health information. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!
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