Sterilization Safety

Our office uses state-of-the-art sterilization to ensure patient safety. Patient safety & sterilization is of utmost concern at Marina Tooth Fairy Dental. Layers of infection control procedures are used to address this concern.

Use of Disposable, One-use Instruments and Supplies

Disposable, one-use instruments & supplies are used where it is necessary. Needles, prophy angles (the rubber-like cup used to polish teeth during cleanings), saliva ejectors (the straw-like suction device used to remove saliva from your mouth) are all single use. The ones used on you have NEVER been used on another patient & will be disposed of after one use.

Reusable Instrument Sterilization

All reusable instruments such as hand pieces (drills), metal hand instruments, etc., are ultrasonically cleaned of debris & sterilized in a hospital-grade autoclave before reuse. Color-change indicators are used during sterilization to confirm the instruments were subjected to the presence of sterilizing conditions (heat, steam & pressure). Weekly spore testing is sent to Mesa Labs (, the industry leader in providing sterilizer-monitoring services (spore testing or biological monitoring) to healthcare professionals in all 50 states as well as affiliates in Canada and Europe. Their feedback allows us to positively know that our sterilizer is functioning properly.

Surface Sterilization

All surfaces that are contacted during a dental procedure are covered with disposable plastic “sleeves” which are disposed of after each patient.

Before & after each patient, all surfaces in the dental operatory are cleaned, wiped & sprayed with a solution designed for hospital operating rooms, surgical centers, physician offices, nurseries & other critical care areas. It is effective against Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) in three minutes & is bactericidal (including MRSA & VRE), fungicidal and virucidal (including HIV-1 & Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 & 2) in three minutes & tuberculocidal in five minutes. It is designed to clean, decontaminate & disinfect, yet is safe enough to be approved for use in neonatal units.

Employee Protection

All employees use protective eyewear, masks, gloves & protective clothing. Broad-spectrum antibacterial soap is used to wash hands, & disposable gloves are ALWAYS changed between each patient. We buy disposable gloves by the case, & are glad to do so for your protection.

When you come to our office, you place your trust in us. Patient safety is a top priority in our office; therefore, we practice meticulous, conscientious sterilization & safety practices.

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