Sterilization Protocol

At Dr. Matt Gaworski Orthodontics and Falcon Ortho, we are committed to the health and safety of our patients in Colorado Springs and Falcon. Your well-being is at the top of our priority list, which is why we always put the proper controls and precautions in place to ensure you are protected. 

We keep our sanitation levels as high as possible, and we sanitize all of our dental equipment regularly. We follow state-of-the-art cleaning practices and protocols in the dental field to ensure all equipment is properly cleaned before, during, and after your visit.

We Put the Latest Practices in Place

Our staff is extensively trained to follow all policies and procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We follow all of their recommendations and best practices as a part of our daily cleaning routine.

In addition, we use dental sterilizers, autoclaves, and steam sterilizers in our office. We will clean all our dental instruments to minimize the potential risk of infectious transmission during your visit.

Some of the concrete steps we take to make sure all of our patients are safe during their visits to our Colorado Springs and Falcon locations include: 

  • We always require the use of face masks and gloves for our staff members.
  • We use disposable materials whenever possible.
  • People sterilize all of our equipment before and after each use.
  • We used disinfectant hand soap to reduce the risk of infectious transmission. 
  • We always clean all of our countertops and surfaces with EPA-approved chemical disinfectants.

You should see us using all of these best practices during your visit. Our staff members will wear masks and gloves during examinations and procedures. You should also see us thoroughly cleaning all surfaces throughout our exam rooms before, during, and after each patient visit.

We Use Disposable Materials When We Can

The vast majority of the materials we use during your visit are disposable. This includes brushes, floss, gloves, masks, and face shields. Our staff members have been highly trained to properly dispose of our materials when we are done. We also make sure that all of our materials are properly stored, used, and thrown away. That way, we can keep you safe and reduce the chances of someone getting sick during a visit to our office.

We Sterilize All Reusable Instruments

There are some situations where we have to reuse dental instruments. If we cannot discard them, we will clean and disinfect them between each use. 

Some of the steps that we follow include:

  • We will thoroughly clean all of our instruments using ultrasonic cleaners. That way, we can remove debris, germs, and bacteria.
  • We wrap all of our equipment and FDA-compliant packaging before the sterilization process. 
  • We sterilize all of our instruments using dental autoclave sterilizers as approved by the FDA.
  • We also disinfect all of our machines and surfaces using EPA-approved cleaners. 

By following this process, we minimize the risk of someone getting sick during a visit. 

Dr. Matt Gaworski Orthodontics and Falcon Ortho Are Committed to You

At Dr. Matt Gaworski Orthodontics and Falcon Ortho, we are here to keep you and your family safe, regardless of whether you visit us in Colorado Springs or Falcon.

If you have questions about our sterilization protocol, we invite you to reach out to us and ask. As always, contact us today to schedule an appointment with a member of our team!

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Falcon Ortho in Falcon, CO, and Dr. Matt Gaworski Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, provide the compassionate orthodontic care everyone deserves. We are also proud to offer specialized services in Colorado Springs and Falcon. If you are looking for professional orthodontic care, we would be happy to talk to you about traditional braces, lingual braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners.


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You get the best care at this orthodontist. Highly recommend. The staff is super nice and they keep everything very clean.
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The service, care, communication and passion are above and beyond all expectations! We LOVE this practice. We have three children that have recieved care and we wouldn't go anywhere else.
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As we are walking out from the appointment this morning, my 8 year old says, “I’m very happy with my treatment!” Lol. In less than a year, his teeth (and jaw) look 100+% better already.
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