Status as of June 4, 5:00 p.m.
We understand your concerns!
We’re ready to answer your questions about dental care. Thank you for your continued trust in our practice. As with the transmission of any communicicable disease like a cold or the flu, you may be exposed to COVID-19, also known as " Coronavirus", at any time or in any place. Be assured that we have always followed state and federal regulations and recommended universal personal protection and disinfection protocols to limit transmission of all diseases in our office and continue to do so. Here is a brief outline on our safety measures...
The EOS suction system-Aerosols and Droplets annihilator is designed and engineered to reduce droplet and aerosol spray that is an innate part of dental care. During dental procedures Droplets and Aerosols are passed on to the dentist and staff’s bodies. Patient care and the safety and health of the staff and the dentist is paramount, for the elimination of blood, aerosols and fine liquid particles. All of which are annihilated by the ADS EOS system.
The EOS collects aerosols, droplets, dust and pathogens produced during routine dental procedures through a suction mouthpiece hood. Particulate matter is filtrated by the dust/particulate filter. The HEPA filter captures particles down to 0.3 microns with 99.995% efficiency. Clean dry air is exhausted from the base cabinet. The UVC lights are positioned on the HEPA filter and kills any remaining bacteria and viruses captured by the HEPA filter and are exhausted from the cabinet base.
Minimize Chance for Exposures
We ensure facility policies and practices are in place to minimize exposures to respiratory pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Measures are being implemented before patient arrival, upon arrival, throughout the duration of the patient’s visit, and until the patient’s room is cleaned and disinfected. After patient has completed the ADA pre-screening questionnaire and has confirmed no apparent symptoms of COVID-19 and no temperature over 100.3 degrees; we will then perform treatment. It is manditory for all who enter to wear a facial mask fully covering nose and mouth. Once in the treatment room we will ask you to wash your hands, remove mask and an oral rinse is giving for extra pre-cautions. It is particularly important to protect individuals at increased risk for adverse outcomes from COVID-19 (e.g., older individuals with comorbid conditions), including HCP who are in a recognized risk category.
We are utilizing universal source control and actively screen for fever or COVID-19 symptoms regardless of community transmission levels. You,"the patient" should inform the office of cold or flu like syptoms prior to all appointments. We can always re-appoint you at a later date once cleared by your physican.
Whether it's administrative related or setting up a virtual dental visit – . Please call us at 215-579-2500 or reach out to us through our email at [email protected] or you can leave a message here under the "Contact Us" tab . One of the Doctors or staff will reach out to you using the information you provide.
The health and safty for our staff and patients are a top priority. Meeting the needs of our patients during this difficult time can only happen if we remain healthy, informed and flexible. We’ve taken steps to enable remote teledentistry services which will help you to describe your symptoms or concerns via email service at [email protected] where we can respond to your needs quickly. We have also taken more progressive measures in increasing sanitation and sterilation in our office where our staff and patients are strictly free of the spread of COVID-19 and any viral agents. To find out how you can keep youself and your family safe, please visit ADA.org/virus on health and safety guidance; and accommodate personal and family responsibilities of our employees.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19. The ADA and PDA are deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team.