Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients 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. Cresson or Dr. Miller and receive a straightforward answer.

Drs. Cresson and Miller, 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.


A standard of excellence in dental sterilization, enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients the deserve.

Our office is equipped with two (2) Tuttnauer EZ10 Autoclaves, these Tuttnauer EZ 10 Autoclaves sterilize with high efficiency. The Tuttnauer EZ 10 Autoclave features a 10″ chamber. The ease of this one touch fully automatic design satisfies all our sterilization needs with efficiency. This is one of the best sterilization systems available to our profession.

This is a closed door active system, to maintain sterilization and ensure efficient drying of packs and pouches.