Our Commitment to Your Health and Safety
We wanted to update you on the enhancements we are making to our existing infection control and safety standards. This office has always been vigilant about adhering to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Dental Society guidelines on infection control and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
This is what we are doing to keep you safe during your dental visit:
• All team members completed an infection control course in March 2020 with an emphasis on COVID-19. We continue to attend webinars to keep well-informed on anything COVID-19 and dental patient care. As a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP), an organization dedicated to education and training to support safe dental visits, we keep abreast of the latest infection control recommendations.
• The office recently had a thorough cleaning with carpets and floors steamed and disinfected. We disinfect high traffic doorknobs and surfaces throughout the day. We have additional air purifiers in the office that now include each treatment room for removal of contaminants including bacteria and virus.
• Treatment rooms and the reception area also receive a daily application of hypochlorous acid fog solution. This is a biodegradable, environmentally conscious, EPA -registered disinfectant and sanitizer. This hospital-grade sanitizer controls a broad spectrum of harmful pathogens and difficult to kill biofilms with no toxic chemicals.
• There is an Infection Protection Station in the reception area with disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and masks for your use. We ask that you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the office.
• We are screening patients prior to receiving treatment for any symptoms or exposure to COVID-19. Body temperatures will be taken during each visit. Each patient will be asked to rinse with hydrogen peroxide prior to treatment.
• For our safety, besides our usual protective wear, we are wearing N-95/KN95 masks as needed, safety goggles or face shields, disposable gowns, and hair cover.
• We continue to steam sterilize all our instruments at 272 degrees Fahrenheit in an autoclave and use disposable products as necessary.
• We reduce aerosol particles and efficiently evacuate them out of the oral cavity by using the ReLeaf high volume evacuator during aerosol producing procedures.
• We will continue to follow state and CDC guidelines regarding wearing of masks in public areas. We ask that you wear masks as well when you come into the office and practice safe distancing.
• If you are sick or not feeling well, please let us know before you come in. It may be best if you stayed at home until you are feeling better.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon.
In good health,
Dr. Aldana and team
Celebrating over 24 years of making SALEM smile!
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