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Your Safety is our Top Concern!

At Absolute Dentistry, we are committed to your health and safety at all times. We take our sterilization and infection control procedures very seriously to ensure that your dental health and safety are always protected. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that many of our patients have questions about our safety practices. Please know that we are taking all precautions to ensure our staff and patients’ safety, and we follow very strict sterilization and infection control procedures in our office.

To maintain proper sterilization and infection control procedures in our office, we follow a very strict Infection Control Protocol for each one of our patients. The following are some of the methods and practices we employ to ensure your safety:

  1. Autoclave (pressurized steam): All dental instruments and handpieces (drills) are sterilized in a high-pressure steam autoclave after each use. This process is the standard of care. Our computerized autoclave warns us in the event of an incomplete sterilization cycle, and we have protocols in place to correct such issues immediately. As an added precaution, we also use an external biological indicator test to ensure that our autoclave is functioning properly and producing sterile instruments.
  2. Surface Decontamination: All surfaces, including countertops, dental chairs, stools, light handles, and control buttons, are disinfected with chemical solutions before and after every patient. These solutions are formulated not only to eliminate infectious bacteria and viruses that could otherwise proliferate on these surfaces, but the chemicals also pose no health threat to our patients.
  3. Disposable Items: Many of the items we use today are discarded after a single use. These items include saliva ejectors, high-speed suction tips, drinking cups, rubber cleaning cups, patient bibs, tray covers, sterilization bags, mixing pads, mixing tips, anesthetic carpules, and needle tips, among others. Gloves and masks are also discarded after each use.

Dr. Wes Arbuckle with Patient | Absolute Dentistry | Family & General Dentist | Okotoks Dentist

Our COVID Health and Safety Measures

Dr. Wes Arbuckle with Patient | Absolute Dentistry | Family & General Dentist | Okotoks Dentist

We are fully compliant with infection control procedures set by the College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta, and the Alberta Health Services.

For your safety you will notice the following changes:

  • Hospital-grade air purifiers (Surgically Clean Air) that disinfect the air in the dental office

  • Routine disinfection of high-touch surfaces

  • Hand sanitizer at various checkpoints throughout the office

  • Enhanced PPE worn by all staff and doctors

  • Intake screening forms at the office

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority!

We are confident as a dental team that we have taken all steps to create a safe and healthy dental visit for you and your families.  Absolute Dentistry remains committed to providing you with high-quality dental care in a safe environment.

If you have any questions or concerns related to your care after reviewing the information provided, please contact our office directly.


The Absolute Dentistry Team

If you have any questions about any of our dental health and safety procedures,
please do not hesitate to ask us at your next visit!