Here at Reflections Dental Centre, your safety has always been our top priority even before COVID-19. In response to the novel coronavirus, we have gone above and beyond government regulations to try to provide the safest possible environment for our patients and our staff. In addition to our already rigorous infection control practices, we have implemented new cleaning and social distancing protocols, health screening procedures, and invested over $20,000 in new equipment, PPE and technology.
Here at Reflections Dental Centre we are going above & beyond government regulations to give you the best dental care in the safest possible environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our already vigorous disinfecting routines we have added some additional equipment that you may notice:
1) MEDICAL GRADE AIR FILTRATION IN EVERY OPERATORY AND IN THE RECEPTION AREA
2) CHAIRSIDE MEDICAL GRADE HEPA AND CARBON FILTERS FOR COLLECTING AEROSOLS AT SOURCE
3) ULV FOGGER AND HOCl GENERATOR
Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is the most effective disinfectant in the chlorine family available in dilute solution. It is suggested that HOCl is 80 to 120 times more efficacious than sodium hypochlorite (bleach). HOCl can be generated using water, salt and vinegar and electrolizing it. HOCl is currently on the EPA list as effective against the human coronavirus and considered safe in and on food, dairy and potable water.
4) ReLEAF SUCTION ATTACHMENT FOR HYGIENE
An additional attachment to our High Volume Evacuation (HVE) lines that further reduce aerosols at source; used if significant ultrasonic instrumentation is required during your dental cleaning.
In an effort to keep our staff and other patients like yourself safe, we ask that you take the time to read through our new procedures before you visit our office. If you have any questions, we are happy to assist you.
We thank you for your cooperation. With your help we can make this a safe experience for everyone.
In an effort to keep our staff and other patients like yourself safe, we ask that you take the time to read through and answer this questionnaire before you visit our office. For the safety of all concerned, answering of this form is mandatory before you can be seen in the office. Thank you for your understanding.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please call the office immediately.
When you arrive at the office, you will be asked to sign a form attesting to these answers.
If you are at risk for severe COVID-19, you should consider delaying your appointment.
Patients considered high risk for severe COVID-19 include those with pre-existing conditions such as serious respiratory disease, serious heart conditions, immunocompromised conditions, severe obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease or those undergoing dialysis, and liver disease; pregnant patients; and patients who are 70 years and over. If you belong to one of these categories, and your dental need is not urgent, please let us know as we have set aside times and dates for those who are concerned. Also remember that dental disease left untreated can also be life threatening in severe cases. If unsure, please ask. Dental exams are low risk and should be done to rule out any more serious problems.