Our office has always adhered to the nationally established standard precautions with regards to contagions (be they COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, HIV, Hepatitis, Influenza, bacterial and fungal diseases, etc.)
Handwashing: We have instituted more stringent hand-washing techniques.
Protective Gear: We always use protective gear (gloves, masks, glasses/goggles, face shields and scrubs/jackets) according to the established CDC and OSHA guidelines to protect our staff and our patients from pathogens. Additional protective gear may be used if deemed necessary to protect our patient or staff.
Disinfectants/Cleaning Solutions: We use EPA approved disinfectants (COVID-19 and other viruses/bacteria/fungus killing solutions) to sanitize countertops and other work surfaces between patients and on a frequent basis. These solutions have a 30 second kill-time.
Sterilization: We have always maintained the highest standard of sterilization of equipment but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have instituted higher COVID-specific sterilization and disinfectant procedures to enhance your safety.