Taking extra safety measures
After an extended period of time that we have been closed for routine dental procedure Dentists on Bloor are getting ready for our big reopening. At this time I want to let you know what we are doing to make it safe for both our staff and our patients. We are taking extra precautions when it comes to your health and we would like to share this with you.
Surgically Clean Air Purification System
This air purification system cleans and purifies the entire air in the dental office twice each hour. Dental procedures can create aerosols that carry bacteria, viruses, and small particles. The system decreases Air Pollutants by filtering them out and sterilizing the air. Bio-aerosols, odors, gasses, disinfectants, particulates, molds, viruses, bacteria, and fungus are gone. The UV light destroys the DNA of microorganism making them harmless and us safe.
Surgically Clean Air Purification-https://surgicallycleanair.com/medical-dental/
Purevac helps decrease all the aerosols that are created when you get professional cleaning with the electric scalar. You no longer need to fear that bacteria are left in the air between patients. See the video to better explain. You won't feel like you have just had a shower.
Purevac® HVE System with Mirror Tips | Dentsply Sirona
At Dentsply Sirona, one of our fundamental goals is to help protect you and your patients from harmful infection...
The reception area has been installed with a barrier to protect you and staff from any aerosols that can be created from coughing and sneezing. This is temporary, but is needed at the moment to help keep physical distance while helping you with your appointments.
Common Area Disinfection
Along with our regular high standard infection control protocols, we are disinfecting all common surface areas that you and other patients will be touching as you stay in the office. Door knobs, chairs, countertops, washroom, and payment station. We have eliminated, for now, any clutter such as magazines, toy boxes, and books.
The reception area will really not be used as a place to gather. All to help with physical distancing
You will be pre-screened when we are confirming your appointment. Upon your arrival you will be asked to use hand sanitizer, have your temperature taken and if needed you will be asked to wear a mask.
All staff will also have their temperature taken daily.
When you come in for your visit you will do a 60-second rinse with a mouthwash that will help decrease bacteria and viruses.
Anything that we receive from the outside, we will disinfect immediately and put away from common patient areas. This will help reduce the chances of bringing in anything from the outside.
PPE(Personal Protective Equipment)
The new buzz word. Since we cannot treat our patients from a distance of 6 feet, we are using barriers to allow us to get closer while reducing any risks.
We will be wearing gowns, masks, shields, eye protection to help reduce the spread.
And of course, we will be continuing with our state of the art Universal Precaution sterilization that we perform already.
I hope this helps you better understand how we are preparing for your next visit to make it as safe as possible. However, this may not be the only measures we are taking. As we need to we will modify any actions.
I am looking very much to seeing you again very soon.
If you have any questions please reach out to us.
I hope that you have been staying safe and healthy.
Sharon Walden and staff