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Meet the Doctor

  • ALT 7-31-08B.S. in Physical Science, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • D.D.S. Degree, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennesee
  • Internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associated Hospitals, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associaed Hospitals, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Board Certified as a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Fellow, AAOMS
  • Fellow, ACOMS
  • Fellow, ADSA
  • Felow, ACD

 

Sterilization in Our Office

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Dr. Tortorich and staff use the most rigorous and up to date sterilization and disinfection procedures to ensure patient safety. Surgical instruments are autoclaved at high temperatures and pressures to achieve sterility. All surfaces which are potentially contaminated during patient care are disinfected in accordance with the recommendations of the CDC and in compliance with OSHA regulations.

 

Toothbrush Cap

The popular practice of placing a cap on a toothbrush actually favors bacterial growth. The moisture in a closed container is increased which favors bacterial proliferation. It is better to place your toothbrush in an upright holder to allow the bristles to dry out after use. This will decrease bacterial growth and the viable bacterial count on your toothbrush.