Northern Colorado Periodontics

Infection Control Procedures

We Keep Things Safe

We understand that your dental health is important to you. It’s important to us, too. You trust us to keep you safe as well as healthy. And we will do whatever is necessary to keep that trust.

Because we care about every patient, Northern Colorado Periodontics follows rigorous guidelines for disinfection and sterilization at all times, everywhere in the office. We use FDA-approved infection control devices and up-to-date dental disinfection and sterilization techniques, including autoclave steam sterilization, chemical disinfection, and others. All sterilized items are kept in single-use sterile packaging and only opened at the time of use, then re-sterilized or discarded. Instruments and devices are never reused without being disinfected and sterilized. Sterilization effectiveness is confirmed with level 5 sterilization indicators with each sterilizer cycle, before any instrument is used on a patient.

We pay the same level of attention to the furniture and permanent structures in the office. We disinfect all stationary equipment and structures, including our dental chairs after each patient.

We Listen and Comply

We have been diligent in staying informed of the strict guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association and incorporating applicable standards into our practice. The experts at the CDC and ADA are the most reliable source of evidence-based guidelines for infection control available to us.

The American Dental Association provides guidance specific to dental practices’ unique environments and needs. Their advice is geared toward keeping patients and dental workers as safe as possible while still allowing us to provide high-quality, professional treatments.

We at Northern Colorado Periodontics are staying up to date on all of the key directives for dental facilities in order to be certain that our services are as safe for you as they can be.

We Do It Every Day

We are doing everything we can to provide you and your family with a safe dental experience. As always, we are following CDC hand-hygiene guidelines using disinfectant soap and/or hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds before and after each patient contact. In addition, for higher risk surgical procedures we use full operating-room level sterile setup and techniques to ensure the highest possible sterility and lowest infection risk. As always, all at-risk items that have been worn during patient contact are either disposed of or disinfected between each patient.

Thank you for entrusting your oral health to our dedicated team. Your well-being is our priority, and we’re committed to providing you with the highest standard of infection control and care.

Get in Touch

    Fort Collins Office

    (970) 207-4061

    Fax Number

    (970) 207-0051

    Greeley Office

    3400 W 16th St
    Ste 5X
    Greeley, CO 80634

    Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

    More Info Directions (970) 714-2201

    Fort Collins Office

    4033 Boardwalk Dr
    Ste 100
    Fort Collins, CO 80525

    Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

    More Info Directions (970) 614-4313