WHAt to expect
Each one of our staff members makes it their personal mission to seek out fearful patients and comfort them. We ensure your visit to be calm and relaxing. We are acutely aware of the very real fear many people have of getting their mouth examined, which is why we go out of our way to guarantee your comfort and safety. You can expect a kind, gentle warmth from all our team members.
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In Addition, Eric Crawford, DDS believes in the highest quality of environment and infection control.
INFECTION CONTROL IN OUR OFFICE
Everyone benefits from thorough infection control. The cornerstone of a good, safe dental practice is trust. You should feel confident in the care you receive at your dentist's office. That's why we want you to know everything about our daily procedures and policies. Our entire team follows 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:
Use of disinfectant hand soap
Use of gloves and face masks and eye protection
Chemical disinfection of countertops and all working surfaces
Sterilization of all equipment before every use
Use of disposable materials and single use materials
Our office heat sterilizes all reusable equipment, including dental hand-pieces. We utilize an autoclave, a device which kills bacteria and viruses by using steam, heat, and pressure.