Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FOR YOUR SAFETY DURING COVID-19

The team at Encinitas Perio took early precautions to avoid spreading the corona virus.  Just as HIV in the 80’s prompted additions to our safety protocols, so has the novel Corona Virus.

This is a growing list of what we are doing for your safety:

  • First and foremost, as with any infectious disease, we try to avoid treating patients that are currently sick.
  • Prior to appointments we phone interview patients for symptoms.
  • We meet patients at their car to take their temperature, using a no touch laser thermometer.
  • While social distancing is still in place, we have patients and family members wait in their cars rather than sitting in our reception area.
  • Additional barriers are in place.
  • Sterile wipes are now being used in all treatment areas such as bathrooms and reception area.
  • Reduction of droplet splatter, (aerosol reduction) is a priority during all dental procedures.

 

What we're doing to prepare

Read the full KPBS Article

How we protect you from airborne particles

Here is a list of some of our solutions:

  • All four treatment rooms, (both hygiene and both surgical operatories) are plumbed with Isolite Systems—It is a comfortable barrier device inserted in the mouth that provides powerful and continuous suction.  99% of all aerosol never excapes the mouth.  Think of this as a vacuum cleaner that is inside your mouth that you can rest between your teeth.
  • Our surgical assistants provide additional continuous high volume suction.
  • We are wearing additional PPE procedures where aerosols are more likely.  During those procedures we will be wearing  N-95 masks, face shields, gowns, hats, and booties.
  • HEPA Ionizing air filters are placed in surgical operatories  and hygiene rooms that can filter out viral particles for added peace of mind.
  • As testing becomes readily available, we will have patients tested prior to surgical or aerosolizing procedures.
  • Know that we are well trained in infection control.  California requires every employee on the dental team to annually complete OSHA training, that gives instruction in use of PPE and how to deal with blood borne as well as airborne pathogens.  While COVID-19 is new to us now, it was not that long ago that HIV was considered new and deadly.

 

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Please do not be afraid to contact us if you are in need of help.

Email us directly at office@encinitasperio.com

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Your Safety has always been our priority.  We will continue to do our part to prevent disease spread while providing you with exceptional care.