Maryland Dental Arts


Our Sterilization Practices are up to date!

Sterilization Practices

Our Sterilization Practices are up to date!

No need to worry!  Here at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts we ALWAYS sterilize every instrument after every use and NEVER reuse any needles!  You can trust us to keep you and your family’s mouth’s safe!  Rest assured our sterilization practices are top notch and cleanliness is our main concern here.

Our Sterilization Practices Rival The Operating Room

Our sterilization process starts at the top with a comprehensive program that ensures every instrument is cleaned, bagged, sealed and sterilized properly in our steam autoclave.  We have a no instrument gets left behind philosophy.  We follow the CDC methods on cleaning and wrapping instruments, loading the sterilizer, operating the sterilizer and following strict monitoring to ensure the sterilizer is working properly.  In 7 years we have never failed a single sterilizer test!

When possible we always use plastic barriers on surfaces that our providers may touch during the procedure.  For example the light handle and the drawer handles.  This ensures that when new barriers are applied they are in fact clean and sterile.


Packaging the Dental Instruments

Once cleaned, dried and verified by our trusty assistants, the dental instruments are then packaged sealed and ready for the heat!  Our dental packages are then loaded into the steam autoclave to allow all the steam to penetrate the instruments.  These sterilization practices are fully approved by the CDC.  We only open the packages once our patients are seated in the chair and you visually see us open them.


Your Safety Is Our Concern

At Lenfant Plaza Dental Arts our main concern is the safety and well-being of our staff and patients.  That is why we always follow strict guidelines when cleaning our office or our instruments.  Rest assured when you visit this Washington DC dental office you can be confident that you are getting the upmost care from our team!

Call us today at 202-488-8300.

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