What’s with the Gloves?
You may have noticed that whenever we work inside your mouth (or touch something that will be going into your mouth) we will ALWAYS be wearing medical gloves to prevent contamination.
Keeping Germs Out
The subject of sterilization is more important than ever as we become more aware of the various communicable diseases that can be transmitted in the environment of a dental office.
You may well ask if we wear gloves and masks to protect us from disease patients may carry. The truth is that it’s a two-way street—we wear gloves and masks to protect both you and our team. Everyone has a vested interest in staying healthy and disease-free, so it’s important that all the proper precautions are being made.
What we’re doing:
- We use the very latest methods to sterilize our instruments. We’ve sought out devices to monitor the effectiveness of our autoclave, a steam-heated sterilization unit.
- We use as many disposable items as possible, greatly decreasing the chances of cross-contamination. And team members are always meticulously cleaning trays and counters.
What’s with the gloves? We’re doing more than just “following protocol,” we’re protecting your health as well! After all, none of the exciting advances in dentistry would count for much if they didn’t contribute to your overall health.
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Dr. Angela Burns moved to Austin 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with our beautiful city. Dr. Burns is originally from the Texarkana area. She attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for her degree in dental surgery (DDS). Dr. Burns is committed to providing her patients with gentle, technologically advanced dental treatment. She attends an average of 60 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. Dr. Burns and her husband, Gary, have an 11-year-old daughter, Sydney, who is a proud 6th grader at Hill Country Middle School. She is also very involved in the Eanes PTO, her church, and loves raising her family in the Westlake community. “Growing up, I was drawn to mediating and helping others feel more included and less anxious. I was a camp counselor, student government officer and being the oldest of five, I was the family mediator. I found that I had a calling to help alleviate stressful situations for others and realized that being a good listener was something that was key to this. These skills really helped guide me into becoming a dentist that has based my practice on relationships, empathy and a sense of comfort. I knew that I wanted to provide an atmosphere that felt like home when others walked in. Our practice is small, personal and state of the art and we hope you feel like you’re hanging out with friends when you are here!” When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Burns enjoys traveling, hiking the greenbelt, enjoying Austin’s music scene, and eating Amy’s Ice Cream.