COVID Protocols

COVID Protocols

Before Dental Care:

  • Remove all toys/magazine/reading materials etc in waiting room.
  • Turn on all Medical HEPA filters at the beginning of each day.
  • Ensure safety of staff, office setup, and appointment scheduling.
  • We will call or text patients when they can come into the waiting room.
  • All parents must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Laser thermometer will be used on everyone entering the office.
    • A temp outside normal range will require rescheduling unless the patient is in pain and it an emergency.
    • Even for staff, any symptoms, and you will not be allowed to work.
  • 1 parent allowed back with the child or children.
    • If there are any extra parents/family, they can practice social distancing guidelines in the waiting room, or wait in the car.
  • For children who can rinse, have them rinse with hydrogen peroxide or chlorhexidine before treatment.

During Dental Care:

    Standard and transmission based precautions and PPE:

  • Staff required to wear mask -KN95, N95, N99, or P100. Over the N masks, our normal masks must be worn to prevent damage to the K mask.
  • Mask will be stored in a paper bag with employee name over lunch, and after work.
  • Staff required to wear a washable or disposable long sleeve gown, and gloves.
  • If gown gets soiled , dispose of it or place it in a bag to be washed.
  • Staff required to wear protective eye wear and/or face shield.
  • For Operative work, dry shield greatly encouraged.
  • For hygiene , high speed suction greatly encouraged.
  • Nasal hood will be disposed of after EACH use.
  • Nitrous oxide tubing will be removed, placed in ultrasonic, rinsed, and placed in dry heat sterilizer before it can be re-used.
  • Non-disposable equipment will be disinfected according to manufacturers instructions.