COVID-19 Infection Control Procedures

Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, we have implemented new protocols and invested in new equipment to help create a safe environment for our patients. The following steps have been taken:

  • Prescreening protocol
    • Patients are called before their appointment to go through a pre-screening questions.
    • Patients are met in the parking lot with a questionnaire to ensure nobody is symptomatic before receiving treatment.
    • Temperatures of all patients are taken upon entry to the building.
  • Mask Policy
    • All patients are required to wear masks upon entry to the office until they are seated in their treatment operatory.
    • After leaving their treatment operatories, patients will be required to wear masks until exiting the building.
  • Air purification units
    • Every operatory is equipped with a medical grade air purification unit which is continuously cycling air in the treatment operatory to eliminate any harmful pathogens.
  • Extra-oral suction units
    • Hygienists will utilize extra-oral suction units which will be positioned around the patient’s mouth during any aerosol producing procedure. These units help eliminate any aerosols created during dental procedures.
  • Reme-HALO units
    • These units have been placed in our HVAC system to treat any re-circulating air in the office. Ionized hydro-peroxide and UV technology eliminates and kills pathogens in the air.
  • Fogging
    • Operatories are fogged after each dental procedure with HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid) to help treat aerosols and disinfect hard to reach surfaces. HOCl is a safe and effective disinfectant solution.