Sterilization Protocol

We’re Dedicated To Treating Patients in a Safe and Sterile Environment

At Steve A. Sato, DDS, our patients are our top priority. In addition to receiving top-quality dental care, we know the safety and cleanliness in our dental office are of utmost importance to our patients.

Our entire staff is fully aware of our safety and sterilization protocols and committed to providing every patient a safe and clean experience in our dental office at all times.

We have implemented a variety of new cleaning and safety protocols. Plus, we ensure that all waiting areas, treatment rooms, and tools are kept sterile. We use ADS Extraoral Dental Suction Systems to remove aerosols from treatment rooms, which helps keep the air free from any floating contaminants.

Should You Continue Regular Dental Care During the Pandemic?

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential to keeping your body and immune system healthy and strong. That’s why we do not advise that patients skip their regular dental cleanings and exams during the pandemic.

We’re taking extra safety precautions to ensure you and your family receive dental care in a clean and safe environment. However, if you have concerns due to a high-risk health condition or any other reason, we welcome you to contact us directly. We will do our best to accommodate any requests you might have to help you continue your regular dental care.

Increased Safety Measures Due to COVID-19

As it is in all aspects of healthcare, cleanliness in dental care has always been a top concern. However, with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, sterilization has become increasingly important in all public spaces.

At Steve A. Sato, DDS, we’re doing everything we can to create a clean and safe environment for our patients in both the waiting and treatment areas of our dental practice. We’ve increased our sterilization protocols to keep high-touch and high-traffic areas of our office safe with more frequent cleaning.

Additionally, as the situation with COVID-19 shifts, the sterilization protocols, capacity limitations, masking recommendations and other rules, regulations, and recommendations are constantly changing. Our entire team monitors the situation closely and does everything we can to follow the most current set of recommendations.

To keep our patients and entire team healthy and safe, we go above and beyond the sterilization guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA), the Ohio Dental Association (ODA), the Ohio State Dental Board, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA).

Please Contact Us With Your Concerns

We work hard to keep our office environment safe for our patients and dental care team. If you have any specific concerns or requests, we will do our best to accommodate you to ensure you feel safe receiving the dental treatment you need to stay healthy.

For current information regarding in-office mask requirements and the steps we’re currently taking to maintain the cleanliness of our office while ensuring the health of our patients and staff, we welcome you to contact our office with any questions or concerns you might have.