First, Do No Harm ~ Patient Safety Always Comes First
Healthcare providers are taught that patient safety always comes first. This is what, in part, makes the story of the Tulsa oral surgeon who exposed thousands of patients to HIV and Hepatitis C even more disturbing. According to ABC News, patients were exposed due to poor sterilization practices. While all of the facts of this case remain to be seen, these stories can be unsettling and could make one think twice before having a procedure performed.
At McGann Facial Design, we wanted to take this unfortunate incident to remind all of our current and potential patients that we never compromise on safety. We follow all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations applicable to our practice. We perform weekly spore checks on our sterilizer and insure that all equipment is maintained to manufacturer standards. In short, we never compromise patient safety.
To find out more about our safety practices, feel free to contact our office by phone or send questions by email.
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