COVID-19 Dental Practice Update

Updated July 17, 2020

What are we doing to protect our patients and staff?

All patients will be screened when they enter the door:

  • Have you been experiencing symptoms or been in close contact with someone who has
  • Have you traveled overseas recently (especially Italy, China, South Korea)?

What routine procedures are done as part of everyday Infection Control – all year round?

  • We routinely use Personal Protective equipment (glasses, masks, shields)
  • We use high speed evacuation
  • We autoclave all our instruments and all hand-pieces after use
  • We thoroughly disinfect each room after each procedure
  • Many other standard infection control protocols too numerous to list here

Enhanced measures being undertaken (as recommended by the American Dental Association):

  • Proper spacing of patient appointments so that there are not too many patients in the reception area at one time
  • Taking patients temperature upon entry into the office
  • All Patients will rinse with hydrogen peroxide before every procedure
  • We disinfect all non clinical public areas – bathroom, handles, front desk counter, water machine, etc. with Lysol at least 3 times per day.

Thank you for your continued confidence in the practice!
Dr Maniscalco and Staff