Since the risk of COVID has diminished in our community, some of our precautions have changed. Here's what we will continue to do or use:
Ability to pay and schedule appointments online via our website – We will guide you through the process. We are also setting up a patient portal system for your convenience and will let you know once that’s in place.
New protective gear for staff - We will completely change into and out of our clinical clothing daily. We will wash our jackets, pants and head covering daily or several times per day. Our shoes will be disinfected. Disposable gear is difficult to get so most health care offices wear the same paper gowns, and coverings, over many days. By washing our clothing, we are lessening the load we contribute to the trash stream. We also have proper masks and face shields.
Please wear face masks into the office . Do not wear gloves. Once you are in the operatory, we will ask you to rinse your mouth with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Remove and wash your hands.
Advanced chairside suction - In addition to those powerful air cleaners, we will have extra-oral suction units in each operatory. These are suction units that will suck up the aerosol cloud directly above a patient’s face.
Hospital grade air cleaning and disinfecting - Two years ago we installed an AirPHX unit in the office which uses ionized hydrogen peroxide to kill pathogens in the air and on all surfaces. (For more information, go to ( https://www.airphxhealth.com .) Since Covid-19, we have installed two very large hospital-grade air cleaners that run 24/7. (More information at https://www.IQAir.com/US)