On June 2nd, we officially reopened our office.
We have implemented a bunch of new measures to help keep our patients safe.
First, we invested in 6 medical grade air purifying systems. Each treatment room has its own system and there is one in the hallway and one in the waiting area.
These air purifying systems can scrub the air clean in the treatment rooms, up to 20 times in an hour. The CDC recommends that the air should be turned over 6 times in one hour. We went overkill on this.
The second thing that we are doing is disinfecting the air with our non-toxic and safe fogger. We are using a safe ingredient called hypochlorous acid. Hypochlorous acid is produced naturally in our body. It is electrolyzed salt water.
After each patient, we first wipe down the room with a disinfectant on all of the surfaces. Then we will fog the entire room and the hallway with our safe air disinfectant. Also, while the patient is receiving dental treatment, our entire staff are using the highest level of protection. An N95 mask, a surgical mask over the N95, a face shield, goggles, and the proper head and body covering.
During any procedure, we are using a high volume suction to capture all of the aerosols coming from the patients mouth. In addition we place a protective barrier over the patients mouth, called the rubber dam, that helps reduce the spread of aerosols throughout the treatment room. The majority of our patients love the rubber dam because it keeps any of the solutions that we may use, out of their mouth.
I am pretty confident that very few offices are taking all of these precautions to keeping their patients and team safe.
If you are concerned about how safe your dental office is, or in need of a new dental office, we are excepting new patients. Please give us a call to schedule.
Take a look at how we are cleaning and sanitizing rooms between each and every patient:
Floss Like A Madman!
Emilio “Deep Breaths” Couret