Covid-19 Update on Patient Care Protocols
Dear Mullaney Dental Family,
We are excited to announce that we are open and seeing patients and we Welcome New Patients to join our Dental Family!
We have worked very hard on our new patient care protocols and are strictly following the guidelines set out for us by the American Dental Association, the CDC and OSHA. Our team has been busy working to get your appointments scheduled to fit our new protocols.
Please read our new protocols designed for safety for our valued patients and team:
We will be reaching out to those that have an appointment on the schedule to confirm the new time for your appointment as we need to limit the number of patients in our suite at any one time. These time variations are minor, in most cases 10 minutes, but will allow us to maintain social distancing and prepare your treatment room. There will be pre-screening questions prior to your appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you wait in your car and call us. We will tell you when we are ready to meet you at the suite door. Please wear your mask and please do not wear gloves.
Upon arrival to our Suite door there is a Prep station for you where you will sanitize your hands, have your temperature taken and be asked your screening questions again. We will then be bringing you immediately back to your treatment room. Prior to any dental treatment, we will have you pre-rinse with a special hydrogen peroxide mix rinse, which has been shown to inactivate viruses on contact.
We have implemented a brand-new air sanitation system (ActivePure®), which is a highly effective purification system originally invented to protect NASA astronauts from even the smallest contaminants in the Space Station. The (ActivePure®) Technology is a better-than-HEPA filter and has been universally tested and proven effective against bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi in the air and on surfaces. We are proud to be one of the only offices in the state to be using this technology.
We take PPE (personal protective equipment) very seriously for each appointment. The PPE that will be worn by clinical staff during your appointment meets and exceeds the current safety guidelines from OSHA and the CDC for working in close contact with patients. As always our clinical treatment rooms have been thoroughly wiped down by using CaviCide1 (an EPA approved disinfectant for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID 19.) CaviCide1 is also a proven Tuberculocidal, Bacteriocidal, and Fungicidal. In addition, we have always used Steam Sterilization on ALL dental instruments and we test our equipment weekly to verify sterilization. In addition, you will notice every surface is covered with disposable plastic. Anything that cannot be sterilized will be disposed of.
We will be setting up Sneeze Guards at the front desk (free-standing plexiglass shields) in order to minimize contact when you check out for your appointment, and all credit card machines will be covered and/or wiped down after every single transaction.
Staff will be wiping down all frequently touched surfaces every hour with hospital-grade disinfectant; including countertops, door handles, keyboards, and other higher traffic areas. Clinical flooring is always cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectant.
In addition to our strict cleaning guidelines we are also limiting the number of patients being seen in the office at any given time, and extra time will be allotted before and after each appointment for room turnover as well as changing of PPE.
As always, we value the trust you have placed in our office. If you have any specific questions, please give us a call. We look forward to seeing all of you very soon.
Dr. Kathleen Mullaney and Team