Infection Control

At Gresham Family Dentistry we follow protocols recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These protocols allow our patients and our dental team to practice dentistry in a safe environment.

Standard Protocols

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves and face masks
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and hard surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials
  • We sterilize all reusable equipment using an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam and pressure.

If you have any additional questions as to our sterilization techniques please feel free to discuss them with Dr. Archibald or any member of our staff.