Times have changed, and now patient safety is more of a priority than ever before. We’ve updated our safety protocols to reflect this, going above and beyond the current recommendations so that you can always visit our dental office with peace of mind. When you’re thinking about scheduling an appointment at our dental office, we encourage you to give us a call to learn more about our current protocols and what you can expect during your next visit.
Advanced Safety Protocol – Colchester, VT
Keeping Our Dental Office Safe and Our Patients Healthy
Advanced Staff Training
Each member of our team has completed additional awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge and preparedness.
Personal Hygiene Standards
Along with short hair or hair that is worn up; this means no long fingernails, no jewelry, and no watches for any team member while in the dental office.
Change Work Clothes at Work
In the past, you might have seen us at the grocery store in our stylish scrubs. No longer. Now, we change into and out of our newly-cleaned scrubs at the dental office, every day.
In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth prior to your appointment, we will supply a solution to rinse in your mouth for 60 seconds to minimize bacteria.
No Patient Gloves Allowed
Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.
Expanded Patient Appointments
In an effort to save you time and multiple exposures, we are offering extended appointments. This allows us to do more dentistry in a single visit.
Family Friendly Scheduling
We are now able to see up to 6 family members during the same visit. It is almost like your own, private dental experience.
Hospital-Grade Hand Sanitizing Station
Patients are invited to use sanitizer to disinfect their hands while at the dental office.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
Deep Cleaning Every Evening
Along with cleaning and sanitizing during the day, we take things to another level at night with a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down.
CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
Front Desk Masks
Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
Disposable, Protective Coats & Hats
When appropriate, our team will utilize another layer of protection to minimize the spread or absorption of airborne particles.
Advanced Chairside Suction
Whenever possible, we will activate high speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination and improve air quality.
Negative Pressure Rooms
Normally found in high-tech laboratories and medical centers, these rooms provide the highest levels of self-containment and climate control.
HEPA Air Filtration
Our air has never been cleaner. We have added HEPA-grade filters to our HVAC system along with stand-alone air cleaners in each operatory.