Infection Control

Portage Orthodontist

Our priority as your dental care provider has always been to preserve and protect your health and safety. As usual, we continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and the ADA. We have always provided a sterile, safe, environment to protect your health, both oral and otherwise.

An outline of some of our precautionary measures:

Hand Hygiene
Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings. In addition, we make sure to use hand sanitizer between every patient we see to further curb the spread of bacteria.

Personal Protective Equipment
We possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, gloves, protective eyewear, and protective clothing. Worn by our team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents.

Private Orthodontic Treatment Rooms
We are equipped with two private treatment rooms in addition to the open treatment bay. Each of the private rooms is equipped with a Jade Surgically Clean Air Unit to handle high aerosol procedures such as braces removal. This keeps both us and you safer from potential airborne contaminants.

Air Purification
We use Jade and Cascade White Surgically Clean Air Units in an open treatment bay to scrub and clean the air multiple times an hour, reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses. More detailed information about Surgically Clean Air can be found here:
Surgically Clean Air
Jade SCA5000C Air Purification System
Cascade White Air Purification System

Regular Sanitation
Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our team with effective cleaning solutions certified to kill bacteria and viruses. Our entire operatory is disinfected after every appointment with EPA registered cleaning agents to kill viruses and bacteria.

Online Paperwork
All of our pre-screening paperwork has been transferred online for ease of access. This allows you to take care of things before your appointment and reduce time spent in the waiting room.

Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our team. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best.