As we welcome you back to our office, we want to reassure you that your safety is our number one goal. We want you to know what to expect for your next dental visit. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and our office has made some changes to keep you, other patients, and our staff safe. Some changes include:
- Our staff will ask you screening questions before your appointment.
- When you arrive for your appointment, we may ask you to wait in your car instead of the waiting room.
- We will take your temperature before your appointment.
- We ask that you come into the office alone. If necessary, one caregiver or family member may come in with the patient.
- You will see that all staff, including the front office staff, will be wearing masks.
- We ask that everyone who enters the office wear a face covering or mask.
- We have removed hard-to-disinfect items like magazines in the waiting room to make it easier to clean frequently during the day.
- We are allowing more time between appointments to manage social distancing between patients.
- Please use the hand sanitizer that we have available to you when you enter the office.
Over and above what the CDC, ADA, and OSHA have recommended, our office has implemented additional safety measures. We have installed a medical grade air filtration unit called SURGICALLY CLEAN AIR that will provide new air throughout the office every 28 minutes. It is able to filter 99.998% microbes that are 0.1 microns in size, which means it is able to effectively filter out Covid-19. A link to see this SURGICALLY CLEAN AIR's technology can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8PnRs94cZs
Surgically Clean Air's purifiers use multi-stage air purifying technologies that work together to clean, purify and re-energize the indoor air. The six (6) stage filtration system captures dust particles, pollen, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), gases, mold, allergens, viruses, odors (like formaldehyde and smoke), bio-aerosols, and many other pollutants that are found in the inside air in workplaces. The negative ion generator makes indoor feel more pure, clean and energized to help combat fatigue. For an air purifier to deliver its benefits throughout the indoor space it needs to move large volumes of air through its filtration system effectively without impacting those people that are closest to it or being too loud.
In addition, we are implementing additional suction systems, called Isodry and Re-leaf, in all treatment and hygiene rooms that are able to reduce the amount of aerosol that is distributed into the office air by up to 90%.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you safe in our office. Please call our office at (517) 750-1790 if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Laura Norris and staff