Special Office Protocols for COVID-19 and Emergency Dental Care
- We will treat dental emergencies as needed. Please call 212-580-1164 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
- Every patient must confirm they are symptom free before receiving an appointment.
- Every patient must wash their hands for 20 seconds once they enter the dental office.
- All staff members will wear protective equipment and/or gowns, headcovers, masks, face shields and disposable gloves.
- As always, we follow CDC and ADA guidelines. We use disposable materials and/or instruments that get sterilized.
- There will be gaps between appointments, so each dental room or operatory will be double disinfected between each and every patient.
- Patients will be immediately seated in treatment room, so we can maintain social distancing.
- No extra people may come with the patient, unless the patient requires special care or is a minor
There is no higher priority than the Safety of our Patients and Employees. We are in close communication with medical professionals, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), government agencies, and internal teams to stay on top of this evolving situation. According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.
As a result, we have enhanced some of our cleaning procedures in the interest of our Patients' and Employees' health and safety. We continue to follow all the guidelines and precautions.
Dental office Cleaning: We use disposables as much as possible. All instruments that can be sterilized are after each and every patient. We use an autoclave that heats our instruments to a minimum of 250° F for at least 30 minutes by using saturated steam under at least 15 psi of pressure. Typically, we use an EPA approved, hospital-grade disinfectant in the restroom and dental operatories.
Also, the office is equipped with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, which filters out recirculated air to remove airborne particles. HEPA filters are also used in hospitals to provide patients with clean air.
Again, remember the best way to protect yourself is to wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Thank you for your trust and loyalty.
Dr. Arman Roksar & Staff