Infection Control Protocols
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Colorado Dental Association (CDA), the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We continually following these agencies so we are current on new guidelines or protocols that may be issued.
We have always adhered to the CDC Infection Prevention strategies that are aimed at eliminating, viruses, bacteria, spores (tuberculosis), and other infective agents in droplet form. We have always disinfected all hard surfaces in all the treatment rooms with BioSurf (a non-toxic disinfectant), after every patient. We will start to disinfect the common areas more frequently throughout the day.
Due to the high potential of spread of COVID-19 in aerosol form, we are taking additional steps.
- We will don and doff PPE between patients which create aerosols (anything we do in the dental office that uses water from our equipment).
- We will have air purifiers in each dental treatment room with has a HEPA filter as well as a UVC disinfecting lights within the unit.
- We will use an extra-oral vacuum (when becomes available) for procedures that create a lot of aerosol.
- We will spray the air (until we receive our fogging machine) each treatment room after each patient with hypochlorous acid (non-toxic disinfectant).