Compliance with best practices
Our office takes compliance with both government regulations and industry best practices seriously. Below you can find some of the highlights of policies, procedures, and steps that our office does to make your visit safe and secure.
Commitment to inclusivity
Receiving high quality care at our office is not dependent on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.
Infection control & staff safety
Our office adheres to the Center for Disease Control's Guidelines for Infection Control in a Dental Setting as well as the best practices recommended by the American Dental Association. We underwent a voluntary, third-party infection control & OSHA audit in March of 2018 as part of our annual training.
Waterline safety & testing
Our office uses iodine filters and commercially deionized water to provide safe water for routine procedures. These filters were changed in July of 2018 and last for one year. Also in July of 2018 we tested our water with a third party laboratory to assure bacterial levels below the recommended limit. For surgical procedures, our office uses sterile water.
Sterilization monitoring
Our office employs two sterilizers that are tested weekly for their ability to kill microbes by a third-party laboratory at the University of Iowa. In addition, we conduct weekly high-level function tests of our cleaning and sterilization equipment, in addition to indicators on every instrument package.
HIPAA technological safeguards
Our office works with a well known, local technology consulting company to provide enterprise level protections for our computer systems. Our technology policies and procedures are modeled after the best practice recommendations of the American Dental Association. Dr. Andrew Stevenson is our designated Security Officer. We held our annual HIPAA policy & procedure review of our technological safeguards in April of 2018.
HIPAA administrative safeguards
Our office has completed and maintains a security risk assessment as required by law. Our office has strong policies and procedures in place to protect patient information, again modeled after the best practices recommended by the American Dental Association. Dr. Chad Stevenson is our designated Compliance Officer. We held our annual HIPAA policy & procedure review of our administrative safeguards in April of 2018.