There is a lot of talk lately about sterilization and proper care of instruments and materials. In our office, we make sure that all of our instruments are properly sterilized, and that our sterilizer is tested weekly using a test strip that is covered in spores of bacteria that is very hard to kill. Therefore, we get a weekly confirmation that our sterilizer, called and autoclave, is working right. We use a lot of items that are single use, that come out of a sterile package and are discarded after we use them. When you come to our office, please feel free to ask about our sterilization processes, we’re happy to show you what steps we take to protect your health.