North Raleigh Dentist
Preserving and protecting your health and safety has always been our priority as your dental care provider. Our office has always followed all guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA and the ADA. We take pride in providing a sterile, safe, environment to protect your health, both oral and otherwise. In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve put even more measures into place.
Here is an outline of some of our precautionary measures:
Our office screens all patients, visitors, and staff via questionnaire and body temperature. We have invested in a touchless thermometer to quickly and safely detect anyone who may be running a fever or showing signs of illness.
Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings.
Personal Protective Equipment
We possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, gloves, protective eyewear, face shields, surgical caps, and surgical gowns. Worn by our team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents.
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and Devices
All Instruments and equipment used during your care are always sterilized and disinfected to CDC specifications. This ensures proper infection control and the health of our patients and staff. Every item used is opened fresh from a sterilized packet or is a brand-new disposable item. The sterilization process is very rigorous and includes dry heat sterilization (autoclave) and chemical sterilization.
We use multiple HEPA grade air filters throughout the practice to scrub and clean the air multiple times an hour. Please see our page on the Medify surgical air units to learn more. During your appointment we use high evacuation suction to remove aerosols, further reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses.
Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our team with effective cleaning solutions certified to kill bacteria and viruses.
Fogging with HOCL
We have invested in equipment to generate HOCL on-site so that we can fog patient areas after every appointment and routinely throughout the day. Fogging with HOCL is highly safe and effective for keeping our office clean.
Our entire operatory is disinfected after every appointment with EPA registered cleaning agents to kill viruses and bacteria.
Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our team. Together, we can overcome these circumstances and continue your path to greater health. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best.