We receive many calls asking whether it is safe to come in for your regular dental visits during COVID-19. Maintaining your health during these unprecedented times is extremely important. Allowing us an opportunity to check your gums and teeth for disease is more important now than ever before. Gum disease and tooth decay are both bacterial infections, so practicing good daily homecare and coming in for regularly scheduled dental care is an important step to keeping your whole body healthy.
Our office has implemented several new protocols that help us keep our office clean and safe for both staff and patients.
When you come in for your visit you will notice we are using a lot of single use barriers on the items that are frequently touched. We are still spraying and wiping these surfaces down with bactericidal and viricidal disinfectants between patients, but the barrier adds an additional layer of confidence to our already rigorous cleaning protocols.
Additionally, we have added a number of pieces of equipment that capture and reduce the amount of aerosols that are generated. Our hygienists are using a new device that sits comfortable along side your cheek that serves as an additional vacuum. This device has components that are both disposable single use, as well as capable of going through our autoclave sterilizer. We have also added a powerful extraoral vacuum system that is specifically designed to capture any aerosol that may be generated if the ultra- sonic cleaner is needed.
Each treatment room has a new 4 stage air purifier. Each purifier has a Charcoal/Activated Carbon filter, a HEPA filter, and Titanium Oxide activated UV-C light that enhances the elimination of airborne microorganisms, effectively exchanging the room air 4 times per hour.
We take your health and safety very seriously. Come see us for your regular exam. Over-all health starts with good oral health!
During these times, the safety of our patients is our first priority. Please click the following link for more information about what to expect during your next visit.
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