State of the Art Features
One Parent Policy
To follow social distancing protocols, we ask that you only bring the children who have an appointment to the office and that only one parent or adult accompany the patient(s). We make every effort to limit the number of people in the office for your and your child’s protection. We feel a strong responsibility to protect the families in our office especially as children are not vaccinated.
We use true digital x rays in our office, utilizing hard wired digital x-ray sensors, which produce a higher resolution image immediately with no processing downtime and over 85% less radiation. This is different from using phosphor plates. Phosphor plates are similar to regular dental x-ray film in size and processing time. After the x-ray is taken they still need to be processed by a scanner and converted to a digital image. Scanned sensors have less resolution than wired digital sensors. Phosphor plate sensors can scratch, have bends marks, wear and tear; this will further decrease the image quality they produce.
Paperless Charts and Records
We have implemented a state of the art software and database system that allows us to access each patient’s electronic records from any station in the office, making your appointment at our office easy and seamless. All of our office forms are also digital and you can fill forms digitally and those records automatically get incorporated into your child’s digital record.
We have installed a MERV 13 filter into our existing ventilation system for enhanced air filtration.
MERV 13: The Best-Fit Filter for Asthma and Allergies
The MERV 13 filter proactively captures even the most microscopic particles from the air. Reduce allergy and asthma triggers by capturing the unwanted allergens from your home or of ice including mold, dust mites, bacteria, and harmful virus carriers. Ideal for families and large businesses, MERV 13 air filters promote a clean, healthy environment.
Specialized Aerosol Reduction
We use specialized vacuums and mirrors to reduce aerosols and contamination during every dental procedure. We use a soft suction system that sits comfortably in your child’s mouth and provides constant high volume suctioning during dental procedures. It also reduces any bad flavors during their dental visit. We also use specialized mirrors that also suction which further reduces aerosols. & safety during your visit.
Self-Contained Dental Water Systems
All of our dental units and chairs have a closed water system that uses refillable bottles. Each dental system is equipped with a special microbiological monitoring and cleansing system, which provides 24/7 cleansing and monitoring of each dental unit water system
Vacuum Line Maintenance
All of our vacuum lines are cleaned daily with special disinfectants.
All of our dental instruments are first washed in a medical-grade washer called a hydrim machine at high heat and special medical detergent. We then place them in high heat and high-pressure autoclaves for further sterilization. All instruments are placed in a special sterilization bag that has an indicator, which lets us know that each instrument has been properly and adequately sterilized.
We have implemented enhanced sterilization methods for additional disinfection and safety since the COVID-19 pandemic. We utilize a powerful and nontoxic disinfectant which is on the EPA N list for COVID-19 and other bacteria and viruses. We always elect environmentally friendly and non- toxic options for the safety of our patients and the community. We use a fogger and disinfect the entire office multiple times a day.
When seeing patients ALL our clinical staff wears a 3M respirator mask, goggles, face shield, a level 2 fluid-resistant gown, and hair covering. Our PPE is wiped and cleaned with disinfectants that are on the EPA-N list for Covid-19 as well as all other viruses and bacteria. We launder and clean our PPE daily.
We use a commercial-grade fogger that can spray disinfectant in small microparticles, to clean and disinfect the office several times a day. Utilizing our fogger we spray hypochlorous acid (on EPA N-list), which is a non-toxic & powerful disinfectant with a virus kill time of under 60 seconds, throughout the office in every room, daily.
Radic 8 Air sterilizer
To ensure the air that our patients and staff are breathing is safe, our office utilizes the Radic 8 Air Sterilizer. To learn more about how it works, visit their website: www.radic8.com