Our commitment to your safety is #1.We already, as a daily practice, follow universal precautions as outlined by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA standards of infection control. Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised. Check out the COVID-19 guideline update from our dental practice to keep you safe.
As we are all aware of Covid-19 by this point in time and with cases on the rise, we have all received countless emails regarding steps that places of business are taking to combat coronavirus. We wanted to reach out to our patients to let them know what we are doing to keep you safe while in the dental office. As an aerosolized virus, dental offices have the potential to be a hotbed of transmission due to the nature of our busniess. Fortunately, globally that has not turned out to be the case with only a handful being traced back to dental offices.
Most dental offices, including Henricksen Family Dental have adopted the ADA's recommendations for reopening during a pandemic. If you have been appointed for a check up or procedure already you have likely noticed the pre-screening calls, sparse searting in out waiting room or ability to waiti in your car, extensive use of hand sanitizer and the increased use of PPE by those who work with you. Because patient health and wellbeing is our number one priority we are excited to inform you that we have taken the additional step of installing a new system in each operatory designed to kill not only airborne viruses but also mold spores and bacteria like MRSA. We have installed two VidaShiled units in each operatory that constantly circulate air and pass it through a filter and an eclosed UV-C radiation box that inactivates harmful microbes in a quite and unobtrusive fashion. I have linked below several articles discussing the technology and efficacy of our system. Please remember that your oral health is an essential part of your overall health and should continue to be managed even during these challenging times.
An Update From Our Dental Practice
At our practice, all of our team are trained in advance hygiene etiquette, referred to in medicine as Universal Precautions. This approach to infection control includes regularly cleaning and disinfection of often touched objects and surfaces in between each patient’s appointment.
As health care professionals, we have a role to play in “flattening the curve” and following sound, scientific public health advice.
What About Your Existing Appointments?
We value you and your health and will be available for dental emergencies. We will be reaching out over the next week to reschedule your dental appointment, and will be suspending our regular cancellation policy.
If you have any questions, we encourage you to call us at (360) 740-2119. We are dedicated to protecting you and your smile.