The dentist office may be the safest place you will visit all day. Where else can you go and sit in a chair that has been disinfected before you sit in it. Dental offices have been practicing stringent infection prevention since 1992 when OSHA mandated The Bloodborne Pathogens Act. The dental staff is training in infection prevention and every patient and treatment area is managed as if they did have an infectious disease. I don’t know how restaurants clean their silverware, but at Alsbury Dental, and every other dental office, we sterilize or throw away every instrument after each use. At Alsbury Dental we will wear the mask, so you don’t have to.