Those of you who are fairly new to the practice may not know this about me yet, but my many long term patients do know that I am a continuing education junkie. I spend hundreds (literally) of hours in courses, seminars and online in advanced dental education so I can continue to provide the best possible care to all of you. This is no hardship. I love it and find it truly rewarding. This now includes learning all I can about keeping us all safe when we finally get to re-open the office.
I want to share with you 2 exciting items of technology that I have invested in to help with this. In a dental office the most dangerous source of contamination and viral spread come from the aerosols we generate with our handpieces and ultrasonic scalers. We have learned that the Covid 19 virus can remain suspended in the air for extended periods of time.
When we open I will have installed Aegis Aerosol evacuators which have been shown to capture 99% of the aerosols generated. The entire office will also be equipped with ultraviolet light/ ozone generators which kill virtually every pathogen on any surface. UV light is damaging to our eyes so these cannot be turned on while we are working but will be turned on when we leave for lunch and in the evenings when we leave.
I am excited to share this with you. Hopefully it may turn out that coming to our office will be the safest place you can be!!!