COVID-19 Dental Office Safety Protocol – Henderson, NV
Our Commitment to Your Safety
We recognize times have changed, and because we are dedicated to prioritizing your health and wellness, our daily practices have changed too. With this in mind, we are happy to share the 28 steps we are taking to make every visit to our dental office as safe as possible--most of which we have been doing for many years. Some of these actions are incremental changes to our normal standards of care that meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA, and ADA guidelines for dental offices.
Advanced Staff Training
Each member of our team is trained annually in Infection Control standards and has completed additional awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge and preparedness. Each of us is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP), an organization committed to prevention of disease transmission.
Daily Health Checks of Our Team
Daily self-checks will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe and healthy dental care – every day.
Each day, one person will be designated to guide our Commitment to Safety. This includes greeting patients, answering questions, ensuring social distancing, and overall monitoring.
Personal Hygiene Standards
Along with short hair or hair that is worn up, our clinical team will continue to avoid long fingernails and wearing jewelry while in the dental office.
Change Work Clothes at Work
We continue to wear our work clothes only in the dental office. We change into and out of our freshly washed uniforms at the dental office, every day. What happens at work, stays at work!
CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
We continue to be super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient, just as we have always done.
Deep Cleaning Every Evening
Along with cleaning and sanitizing during the day, we take things to another level at night with a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down.
ASTM Level 3 Masks
The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will continue to be protected behind high-level masks, double-masking at all times.
Disposable, Protective Coats & Hats
When appropriate, our team will continue to utilize another layer of protection to minimize the spread or absorption of airborne particles.
Advanced Chairside Suction
Whenever we work on patients, we always use high speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination, reduce splatter, improve your comfort, and improve air quality.
HEPA Air Filtration
Our air has never been cleaner. We have added HEPA-grade filters to our air cleaners in each operatory.
Expanded Patient Appointments
In an effort to save you time and reduce your exposure, we continue to offer extended appointments. This allows us to do more dentistry in a single visit, and reduces the number of your visits.
Family Friendly Scheduling
We will continue to see up to 3 family members during the same visit. It is almost like your own, private dental experience.
At-Risk Patient Hours
Relax. We have hours dedicated exclusively to our mature and medically-concerned patients. Let us add peace-of-mind to your next visit--just ask when you schedule.
Sequenced Patient Scheduling
Plain and simple, we never have overbooked our schedule to keep you (and us) running on time. Now we are allocating even more time between visits for coming, going, and cleaning. Relax. We have hours dedicated exclusively to our mature and medically-concerned patients. Let us add peace-of-mind to your next visit--just ask when you schedule.
Many consultations and follow-up visits can be handled via our secure, patient communication portal. It is a cool, exposure-free ultra-safe, and efficient extension of our dental office.
Virtual Waiting Room
Now, you can check-in from your car. As a result, you are able to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area, and go directly to your treatment room.
No Patient Gloves Allowed
Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.
Hospital-Grade Hand Sanitizing Station
Every patient may use the sanitizer to disinfect their hands upon entering the dental office.
No Dental Office Tours
We enjoy starting every new patient visit by showing off our amazing dental office. But to minimize exposure throughout our dental office these tours will have to wait for your next visit.
No Magazines or Activities
This may make any wait time a little less exciting, but it makes it a little safer.