At our office, we take no risks whatsoever. In addition to a regular cleaning and sterilization of all instruments, as recommended by the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control, we sterilize all handpieces (drills) with state-of-the-art materials specifically designed for this purpose. We use the services of an outside organization that monitors the effectiveness of our sterilizations. And, finally, all clinical staff members wear safety masks, gloves and glasses. We strictly observe all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.