Protecting You And Our Team
In addition to our Sterilization Protocol we have enhanced our safety measures since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic:
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you.
- We have installed an air purifier in each operatory, the waiting room and reception area. It filters the air in each room, eliminating bacteria and viruses. It contains a HEPA filter and a UV-C germicidal light.
- There are extraoral high volume suction units in every operatory. They are positioned within inches of the patient's mouth while they are being treated to suction any aerosols directly from the area, preventing its spread into the room.
- Our team members are still wearing additional safety protective equipment for the protection of patients and the team itself.
- We have a UV-C germicidal light that kills bacteria and viruses 24/7 installed in the air ducts of our office's 3 HVAC systems.
- We use a fogger that sprays hypochlorous acid into the air which attaches to viruses and drops them down to the floor, out of the air.
- All patients must pre-rinse their mouths at the start of each appointment, directly after removing their own masks, before treatment is begun with a cleansing solution.
- Our nitrous oxide units have one-time use, disposable masks and tubing further protecting patients from cross-contamination.
- As more and more people have been vaccinated from COVID and the flu, we have opened our waiting room door and patients no longer have to wait in their car unless they choose to do so. Masks are still required.
Note that these are in addition to the items of infection control already in place prior to the pandemic that have always exceeded OSHA standards.
Welcome Back ❤
Dr. Edward Magida & Team