John a Carroll DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial John A. Carroll DDS Colorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

John A. Carroll, DDS
Colorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

26 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 740
Littleton, CO 80120
303 224 0500 PH
303 224 0606 FX
DrJohnCarroll.com

 

Sterilization

In preparation for your surgery, all surgical instruments are sterilized using the most effective means of sterilization available. Before each surgical procedure, instruments are ultrasonically cleaned and autoclaved (steam sterilized under pressure). We launder and autoclave the cloth drapes we use in surgery before each use. Each time our autoclave is operated, special monitoring tape is used to confirm that the autoclave cycle reaches the proper temperature and pressure necessary to assure complete sterilization. Additionally, our autoclave is regularly tested using spore samples to guarantee proper function. Surgical and anesthetic supplies such as needles, scalpel blades and stitches are designed for single use and are disposable. These items are sterilely packaged by the manufacturer, and not opened until moments before your surgery.

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