A. Vandiveer Strait, BA, DDS, FAGD
Julia E. Strait CDA
Tiffany Shelton, BS, RDH
Ellery Sharlow, BS, RDH
Barbara Dos Santos
Sterilization and Patient Safety
At Wilton Dental Associates sterilization and patient safety are of utmost concern. Layers of infection control procedures are used to address this concern. When at all possible, disposable, one-use instruments and supplies are used. Needles, anesthetic carpules, prophy angles (like the rubber-like cup used to polish your teeth during cleanings), saliva ejectors (the straw-like suction device used to remove saliva from your mouth), patient napkins/towels, tray and instrument covers and plastic sleeves, all cotton and paper products, staff and doctors mask and gloves, etc. are all disposable/ one-use.