Precautionary Measures Placed in our Office During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We already adhere to standard precautions: however, we are working extra hard to help prevent transmission in our office.
Things we are doing to additionally to help:
Disinfect the office with hospital grade vapor disinfectant machine frequently. Including: operatory room, waiting room, door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
UV Air purifiers with HEPA filters placed in each operatory and throughout the office to help limit any aerosolized virus.
Rinse with antiviral solution prior to every treatment
Screen patients for international travel, signs or symptoms of infection and update their medical histories.
Include temperature readings as part of our routine assessment of the patient and staff prior to performing dental procedures.
Use of personal protective equipment that is appropriate for the procedures performed including N95 masks and face shields
Use a rubber dam whenever possible to decrease possible exposure to infectious agents.
We use high speed evacuation for all dental procedures producing an aerosol
Autoclave our handpieces after each patient
Patients appointments are being staggered to ensure there are as few people as necessary in the office at all times
Patients are kindly requested to come alone or with one companion if necessary to help limit numbers in the waiting room
The ADA has come up with resources to guide dentists on how to handle treatment during this time. It has continually implemented measures on aerosols and control against infection. All this has been reviewed to ensure the safety of the dental team and the patients.
At dental care of Morristown, we are committed to ensuring the safety of your family. We are following all the regulations given by ADA and other dental associations in the fight for COVID-19 pandemic. Rest assured we will stay on top of every possible measure and happy to adapt as needed.