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Enhanced safety measures during Coronavirus for South Hill Dental


Since resumed treating patients on Monday 18th May 2020, it is important to note that South Hill Dental does not cut corners on safety or technology. Our practice always exceeds the recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for infection control. During this closure, we decided to go above and beyond that by adding further safety measures, which we have outlined below. The comfort and safety of our patients, of our team members, and of everyone's families remain our top priority.

Safety measures in place to keep our patients and team safe

1.  No additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fee

Although companies selling this equipment are now charging up to ten times what we were originally paying pre-COVID-19 and new guidelines also require that we cannot pop in and out of rooms without fully changing into new PPE equipment to reduce cross-contamination. We recognize that this is a difficult time for many of our patients and have made a decision to absorb any additional PPE costs. We also have a washer/dryer for our office and our printing our own custom 3D masks to reduce costs and increase safety.


2. Air purification systems

We have installed 5 air purification systems in the operatories (rooms) and in our main waiting area. The air is scrubbed and deep cleaned more than 6 times per hour.


3. Full sanitization throughout the day

Operatories and bathrooms are fully sanitized before and after patient use.

At the end of the day, we are using a family-safe, highly effective, eco-friendly hypochlorous acid fog machine sprayer to fog/sanitize the entire office.


4. Medical peroxide pre-rinse to kill virus particles

Before each appointment, patients will use a medical peroxide pre-rinse, which has been proven to kill virus particles so they do not become aerosolized during dental procedures.


5. Over 90% removal of all aerosols via high-volume suction tools

Our team uses specialized high-volume suction to remove over 90% of all aerosols.


6.Custom masks for every team member

Dr. Kunal used an innovative application to scan all team members’ faces to create custom masks printed on our office 3D printer. This process also allowed us to donate KN95 masks to first responders. We will not re-use masks, so please rest assured that our team and you remain protected from cross-contamination.


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Posted on: Jun 3, 2020 7:49:29 PM

Posted in: Dentist in Puyallup, Dental Check-Up

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