We Added More Layers of Security – South Bay Dentistry & Orthodontics
Due to the current pandemic, we’ve added extra levels of security to keep you, your loved ones and our staff safe. For your dental health needs now and in the future, we’re here for you.
Patient screening layer added using among other things, Handheld Fever Detectors:
According to the Federal Governments own article from NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information):
Body temperature can be measured in a number of ways. Traditionally, body temperature has been measured using contact thermometers that are placed on the forehead or in the mouth, ear, armpit or rectum. For children in particular, rectal temperature measurement is often considered to be the gold standard. Non-contact thermometers allow a person’s temperature to be taken with minimal (tympanic) or no (Non-contact infrared thermometer [NCIT], thermal scanner) contact with the person. This means temperature can be measured without the discomfort of having to sit still with a thermometer in the mouth, armpit, or rectum long enough to obtain a correct temperature reading.
We’ve added extra sterilization process that include the UV Sterilization:
According to Today’s Registered Dental Hygienist:
Contaminated surfaces, instruments, and airborne particles present in dental and medical settings are a potential health hazard to medical professionals and patients. Although these microbial populations can be minimized through preventive efforts such as pre-procedural rinses, plastics barriers and proper infection control, these microorganisms are still present in the operatory. Sterilization has been thoroughly studied for use in many medical settings and surfaces, but airborne microbes have always been a perplexing area of research. Even though all surfaces and instruments have been sterilized, the air is always a silent contaminator.
Staff and patients can benefit from the UVGI because of fast turnover time, lessened microbial population in the air, cleaner toothbrushes and a low-cost addition to room turnover. In dentistry, Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation can be utilized in conjunction with normal infection control, but can also be used while operating the ultrasonic or while operating a slow-speed handpiece, as an added step to ensuring sanitization. Pre-procedural rinses can lessen the microbial count in the patient’s mouth prior to using an ultrasonic or handpiece, but in any event, microbes may still be present. Because of this, using UVGI may help patients feel clean and comfortable in an office, knowing that an extra step was taken to purify the operatory.
For procedural added precaution we’ve add “External Oral Suction Device UV-C Irradiation + Plasma sterilization“: