Infection Control

Infection Control (Enhanced Methods due to COVID-19)

Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Nishikawa and receive a straightforward answer.

Dr. Nishikawa and our entire team follow the strict procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:

  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Gloves, face masks, face shields (additional PPE’s)
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Disposable materials
  • Hospital Grade Air Purifiers
  • Screening and taking Temperatures of all Staff and Patients prior to entering the office
  • Adhering to Social Distancing Protocols (ie limiting the number of patients in the office at any one time)

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.

The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.

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Location

3556 Torrance Boulevard, Suite C, Torrance, CA 90503

Office Hours

MON8:00 am-5:00 pm

TUE10:00 am-7:00 pm

WED9:00 am-6:00 pm

THU10:00 am-7:00 pm

FRI - SUNClosed