We recognize times have changed. Priorities have shifted. Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients. With this in mind, we are happy to share the additional steps that we are taking to make every visit to our office as safe as possible. These actions go above and beyond the recommended guidelines from OSHA and the CDC and ADA.
Advance Staff Training:
Each member of our team has completed a full week of awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge and preparedness.
Pre-Screening Patient and Staff
We screen all patients and team members daily to be sure no one is experiencing symptoms such as fever and cough.
Social Distancing in Place
We ask that you come alone to your appointment. Unless it is essential, no companions will be allowed back into the treatment rooms. We are trying to limit the number of people in the office at once. Social distancing will be much simpler, with fewer people to separate.
When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you complete the set of health-related questionnaires on our website before you walk in. Once you come in the door, we will take your temperature and ask you to use hand sanitizers.
Before we begin your appointment, we will provide an antiseptic mouth rinse for you to use as a pretreatment rinse
Personal Protection Equipment
Our clinical team wears extra personal protection equipment such as face shields, gowns, head covering, shoe covering, and masks to provide barriers against the smallest of germs to protect both you and the treatment team.
Medical Grade Air Purification Systems
We have installed medical-grade air purification equipped with HEPA filters and UV lights that can effectively capture 99.9% of particulates and aerosol, including bacteria, fungus, and viruses such as Influenza, Coronaviruses, and others.
Intra Oral Suction
We use an intra-oral barrier with built-in suction to remove aerosols and droplets generated by drilling and cleaning procedures. This device, known as a DryShield, also provides a cushion for you to bite on instead of holding your mouth open. Most patients find this more comfortable to rest the jaw during the procedure.
Extra Oral Suction
In addition to Intra-oral suction, we added additional extraoral suction equipment placed next to the patient mouth to capture any remaining aerosol particles. This machine has a ULPA filter that captures particles of 0.12microns, which is also the size of the coronavirus.
We use fogging devices to spray non-toxic, electrolyte saltwater solutions further to cleanse the air in treatment rooms after each procedure.
- Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles, and countertops will have been cleaned and disinfected thoroughly with medical-grade disinfectants that kill 99.9% of all harmful bacteria and viruses.
- Non-disposable items such as dental tools and instruments are cleaned and sterilized between patients using hospital-grade sterilization equipment. Our sterilization equipment is monitored and tested on a regular basis.
- We have installed protective sneeze guards at all reception areas.
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