Our office has been very lucky that we have not had any of our team get infected with the virus.
I do think luck plays a small role but I truly believe that hard and consistent work has kept all of our team and patients safe.
During our 3 month lockdown, I was obsessed with trying to find the best systems to help keep everyone safe.
My hundreds of hours of research found that South Korea had developed the best system during the first SARS outbreak. South Korea kept their dental and medical offices opened without any significant outbreaks.
Once I found out that South Korea was the system I was going to follow, I found out what products were they using to help minimize the risk of viral spread.
First, they were screening all of their staff and their patients prior to entering the dental office. They constructed a questionnaire with a series of questions that is designed to check if anyone could potentially be infected with the virus.
We follow this protocol, by doing a pre-screening questionnaire for all staff and patients. Then, once you walk into our office, your temperature and oxygen level are taken immediately. If anyone does not meet our temperature or oxygen standard, they are rescheduled.
Having fresh and clean air is important in helping to avoid the spread of the virus. We purchased six powerful air purification systems. We placed one in each treatment room, one in the waiting room and one in the hallway.
Lastly we sterilize the air with hypochlorous acid. This sterilizing compound is found naturally in our body and is electrolyzed salt water. It is a safe sterilizing agent and has been used for years to help disinfect our food. It has been used in the cruise ship industry for years to help control the outbreaks of viruses on ships.
If you are looking to have dental work done in a safe environment, please call us at 773-292-1911 or visit us at mydente.com to schedule an appointment.
Floss like a madman!Emilio “Hard Work is My Lucky Charm” Couret