Our entire team has attended numerous seminars hosted by the CDC, OSHA, and the California Dental Association (CDA) to become proficient in the updated recommendations for infection control standards. We have updated and added all the required equipment and
protocols required to protect our patients and team during the Covid-19 pandemic. We held numerous in-office meetings and training which included roleplaying to ensure that the implementation of the new recommendations went smoothly for the patient.
Personal Protective Equipment for our clinical staff now includes medical-grade respirators and N95 masks as well as surgical masks, isolation gowns, head caps, goggles, and face shields.
In addition to the air filtration systems, we already used in our office, we have added chairside aerosol extraction equipment which features direct capture of aerosols from the source and HEPA filtration.