Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients 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. Hebert and receive a straightforward answer.

Our entire team follow 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:

  • Sterilization of all equipment before every use
  • Gloves and face mask   
  • Chemical disinfection of counter tops and surfaces  
  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Disposable Materials

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

The best defense against disease is information.  The more you know, the better equipped to
make wise decisions about your health care.  The more you know about our daily procedures
and polices, the more comfortable you will feel.
As of January 30, 2004,  we are pleased to announce  our office is fully compliant  with the new Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA).

This Federal law now requires that each patient or their parent or legal guardian must sign a Patient Consent Form that outlines how our office is using and disclosing your
information.  

We have always taken pride in our vigilance in protecting our patients' privacy – whether it concerns obtaining a consent, disclosure of personal information, or transmitting
information electronically by phone, fax or the internet.

We want to assure you that we have fine-tuned these already-excellent privacy policies in compliance with HIPAA.
Glen F. Hebert, D.D.S.
1316 Coffee Rd. Suite A-1
Modesto, CA 95355
209.527.5455