Covid Safety
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Covid Safety

Beyond the CDC’s standards for COVID-19, our team is taking extra precautions to keep you healthy

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CONTACTLESS MOBILE CHECK-IN

When you arrive, just call us (610) 933-3342 or text us (610) 924-2962 from your car. Stay in the comfort of your car until we call or text that your room is ready.

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COVID-19 PRE-SCREENING AND NO-TOUCH TEMPERATURE SCAN

Prior to your appointment, you will receive a text or email with a COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire to submit electronically. When you enter the office, your temperature will be scanned. Upon entering your prepared room, your dental assistant will have you rinse for 1 minute with a hydrogen peroxide rinse

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CONTROLLED PATIENT FLOW

We are limiting the number of patient visits we schedule every hour to limit patient contact and allow time to prepare patient rooms.. Please do not hesitate to ask about our disinfection and sterilization procedures.

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NOVAERUS 900 PORTABLE AIR DISINFECTING SYSTEM

We have installed specialized portable air dis-infecting systems that are proven to rapidly destroy airborne viruses using patented plasma technology. This technology has been tested to reduce MS2 bacteriophage, a commonly used surrogate for SARS-CoV (Coronavirus) by 99.99%

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MEDICAL-GRADE AIR-PURIFICATION AND UV LIGHT SYSTEMS

Our new medical-grade Medify Airx -40 system uses the latest technology to kill airborne viruses and bacteria

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AEROSOL REDUCTION SYSTEMS

We’ve also added Purevac HVAC and Isolate suction. Our units eliminate over 99% of all aerosols created during dental procedures including teeth cleanings

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PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Our team is equipped with KN95 masks, face shields and protective gowns. Make no mistake though, we’re still wearing the same friendly smiles underneath our masks!

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CONTACTLESS CHECK-OUT

We have a new payment portal on our website to allow for pre-appointment payment and contactless checkout.

FAQs Related to Dental Appointments and Covid-19

Is it Safe to See My Dentist During a Pandemic?

Yes, it is generally safe to see your dentist during a pandemic. We prioritize your health and safety above all else and are already well prepared for the threat of a virus. As health care professionals, we’re trained to manage communicable diseases and have added additional protocols that go far beyond the CDC’s highest standards of infection control practices.

As a daily practice, we go above and beyond the CDC’s highest standards of infection control practices with powerful disinfectants, state-of-the-art sterilization practices, ritualistic hand washing, and many disposable materials for each and every visit.

What if the CDC Restricts Dental Care to Emergency Only Procedures?

A dentist is a specialist who works to diagnose, treat, and prevent health problems however, there are times when it’s prudent to restrict dental procedures to “Emergency Only”. We will continue to monitor and follow the CDC’s guidlines for infection control

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

As it related to Covid-19 restrictions for dental appointments, a dental emergency may be defined by the following criteria:

  • Infection in the mouth
  • Swelling
  • Intense Pain
  • Trauma

What is an Aerosol?

An aerosol is a small partical that can remain airborn for hours. They are subject to inhalation unless protective measures are in place. Protective measure against aerosols in the dental office include Personal Protective Equiptment (PPE) and Surgically Clean Air Purifiers. We use all of the above!

When should I call to Reschedule an Existing Appointment?

Please give us a call to reschedule your exisiting appointment if you:

    • Have shortness of breath or upper respiratory infection

 

    • Have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19

 

    • Have been told to self-quarantine by any other entity

 

    • Have been to a known hot spot location in the last 14 days

 

    Are not feeling well or feel that you are in a high-risk group (over 60 or comorbidities)

How Do I Take Care of My Teeth if I Miss an Appointment Due to Covid-19?

The Covid-19 shutdowns and quarantines mean that everyone gets a little extra homework keep theire mouth healthy until their next appointment. Here’s what you can do to keep your smile healthy:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once per day.
  • Eat Clean. Your diet plays an important role in your overall health.
  • Avoid sugar. Sugar increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth causing more plaque and possibly cavities.
  • Avoid tobacco. Smoking and chewing can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and eventually lead to oral cancer.
  • Brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth to reduce the amount of plaque-causing bacteria.
  • Drinks plenty of water
  • Be quick to swap out your toothbrush
  • Store your toothbrush away from other toothbrushes (and away from the toilet).

We look forward to seeing you in the dental office again soon for a proper cleaning!

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