Protocols of the Clinical Team
We adhere to usual standard Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, provided by OSHA in each operatory, but with greater attention to detail and ensure that procedures are followed consistently and correctly.
Furthermore, we will denote a specific team member/ assistant whose main focus is only on sterilization. This team member will be responsible for cleaning, sterilizing, disinfecting and wiping down everything in the operatories and in the waiting room; chairs, handles, light switches, tables... etc. on a regular basis.
Hand Hygiene is performed by our staff
- Before and after all patient contact, contact with potentially infectious material, and before putting on and after removing personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves.
- After removing PPE in order to remove any pathogens that might have been transferred to bare hands during the removal process.
- Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Clinical Staff Personal Protective Equipment
- All clinical staff will wear PPE (N95 masks, gloves, cap, eye protection, face shields, and gowns.
- Masks are one time use and replace if soiled.
- N95 respirators will be used, along with a surgical mask and face shield, when performing or present for an aerosol-generating procedure.
- Our surgical mask, clinical gown, eye protection, cap and gloves are all disposable and will be changed after every patient.
Patients in the Operatory
- Dental care personnel (HCP) will strictly follow basic infection control practices between patients (e.g., hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting shared equipment).
- We are also limiting the movement of patients outside of the treatment rooms for patient safety.
- Whenever possible the doors to our treatment rooms will be kept closed except when entering or leaving the room, and we will minimize both entering and exiting the treatment room.
- Patients undergoing aerosol-generating procedures are in a separate room.
- Patients will then be asked to wash their hands before leaving the office.