COVID-19 has certainly impacted us all this year, and months into this global pandemic, we are careful to maintain our commitment to keeping you safe. We continue to follow the news, local and nationwide CDC and ADA recommendations, and ADA recommended and evidence-based infection control protocols so that we are current on COVID-19 prevention practices. All of our staff and doctors at Advanced Dentistry continue to stay vigilant, especially as we enter the winter months, to do our part to stop the spread.
While you’re relaxing in our dental chairs, you might notice some new features in our office ceilings! In a continued effort to keep our patients, staff, and community safe, in September we purchased and installed continuous antimicrobial environmental air purifier systems in every treatment room in our office. The VidaShield operates at the UV-C wavelength of 253.7 nanometers, combining an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation chamber and air circulating fans in an overhead ceiling unit. It operates continuously to reduce bacterial and fungal populations in the air and also prevents pathogens from settling on surfaces.
VidaShield is frequently used in facilities that require the cleanest air: hospitals, long term care facilities, nursing homes, schools, and other medical facilities.
Along with our continued stringent cleaning and disinfecting between each and every patient, this new technology is helping to keep you safe. We are always happy to answer your questions about our infection control protocols related to COVID-19. Please contact us if you are hesitant about coming into our office - we want you to feel safe coming to see us so we can keep you smiling!