Our New Safety Measures During COVID-19 - The John Fornetti Dental Center

Our New Safety Measures During COVID-19

COVID-19 OFFICE SAFETY MEASURES

Your safety is our number one priority. That’s why we are implementing several changes to our office to ensure your safest appointment possible.

 

STAFF AND PATIENT

WAITING-LESS WAITING ROOM

We will have a system in place for you to wait for your appointment in your car instead of our waiting room. This will limit patient-to-patient exposure in our reception area.

PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

Protection gear, such as surgical and N95 masks, will be worn by our team. Frequent hand washing will be practiced at all times.

COMPREHENSIVE SANITATION

Screening of both guests and staff will be taken with questions including: recent exposure to others who are sick, recent travel, and body temperature checks. Guests will be asked to wash their hands upon entering the appointment. Frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles, will be sanitized several times daily.

DIGITAL FORMS

Paper will be eliminated to reduce transfer between patients and staff. Forms will be completed digitally, along with some payments. Debit and credit cards used for payment will be sanitized upon use at the front desk.

 

CLINICAL

REMOVING SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

Keeping materials clean means keeping them out of contaminated areas and covering them. Dental supplies will be kept in special tubs that keep them all in one place. The less transfer of materials from one room to the next, the less contamination that will take place.

DISINFECT EQUIPMENT COVERS

Equipment covers can become a point of contagion, so we will be taking all steps necessary to ensure that these materials will be disinfected frequently.

NEW TECHNOLOGY AND CLEANING

We will be implementing the newest technology to keep both guests and staff protected. Keeping a morning and evening cleaning checklist for our staff will ensure thorough cleaning protocols will be taken daily within the office.

 

FACILITIES

HVAC – FILTRATION AND STERILIZATION

Controlling heating, ventiliation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to create negative pressure within the building will reduce contagion levels. This will help especially in the clinical area of the building, where contagion levels become the most concentrated.

NEGATIVE PRESSURE AIR FLOW

Our current heating and air conditioning systems will be modified to create negative pressure air flows, which will reduce contagion levels within the building.

EXTRAORAL SUCTION AND SAFE T SHIELD

Working so closely to the oral cavity increases exposure to disease. Special extraoral suction devices will be used to provide more aerosol control to limit the chances of viral transmission. A more substantial safety solution, called the Safe T Shield, is a newly developed product that will be used as an effective barrier shield device between guests and staff.