In light of the current world situation involving the COVID-19 virus, we have expanded and intensified our normal cleaning and disinfecting routines.
We are taught to consider everyone contagious and are therefore compelled to follow all prescribed sterilization and surface decontamination protocols as put forth in the guidelines provided by the CDC for the Dental Healthcare Setting.
We will, of course, continue our normal sterilization and disinfecting routines as well as employing single-use, disposable items.
In addition to augmenting our regular hand hygiene conduct, we will, throughout the day, wipe down common areas. We are using hospital-level disinfectants to sanitize all counters, door handles, lobby furniture, bathroom surfaces and the coffee bar. The reception desk check-in tablet will be provided with special attention.
We will continue to follow this enhanced routine even after the threat of this viral pandemic passes.