Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions
Special Precautions for your Health During the Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has been a time of anxiety for everyone. I want to assure all of you that your health and the health of my Team are of foremost importance. This office has always been known for being immaculately clean and adhering to state-of-the-art sterilization and infection control. For your safety, we have further updated our infection control protocols to adhere to the latest guidance from the CDC, ADA, and the NYS Dental Society. These protocols are constantly evolving. As more becomes known about the virus and reliable testing procedures we pledge to update them.
Our welcoming procedures have also been modified. Upon arrival at the office, we request that you call us and remain in your car. Our administrative team will call you when we are ready to see you. You are required to wear a face mask and gloves upon entering the building. Prior to your appointment, you will be asked screening questions, and your temperature will be taken with a touch-free thermometer to make sure you are asymptomatic. If you would like something to read, please bring your own reading material as we no longer have magazines due to sanitary concerns.
Our Team will look a little different since we will be wearing the appropriate PPE (personal protection equipment) for our mutual protection.
We may move a little slower between appointments in order to assure the proper disinfection of every room between each patient. Ensuring your well-being is going to take time. We ask for your understanding and patience. Please allow sufficient time in your schedule for your office visit.
Each treatment room is now equipped with 2 air purifiers, both of which have 0.10-micron filters capable of filtering out the coronavirus. One purifier also has a UV light that deactivates the virus.
The office HVAC system has two air intakes at either end of the hall equipped with special filters that will catch viral particles as they pass through it.
When you are seated in the treatment room you will be asked to rinse your mouth with Colgate Peroxyl. The active ingredient is 1.5% hydrogen peroxide which deactivates coronavirus.
We will be constantly updating these procedures as we gain more knowledge about the virus. Please feel free to call us, at Progressive Dentistry Phone Number 516-378-8600, for any questions that you might have. Stay healthy and safe!
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