Sanitation and sterilization are some of the most important aspects of our job. We have always closely followed recommended government guidelines to keep our office clean and our patients and team in good health. Now that some of these rules have changed, we are doing more than ever to keep everyone safe and healthy.
How Do You Keep Your Office Clean?
At New Roc Dental, we are carefully monitoring current health trends and government recommendations to ensure our office is clean and germ-free. We follow all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA).
After each patient, we carefully sanitize everything they may have come in contact with, including chairs, pens, clipboards, equipment, etc. Our team also sanitizes the counters, floors, and other areas of our office at different points of the day to provide a clean environment.
How Do You Keep Your Patients Safe?
We are dedicated to doing everything possible to keep our team and patients healthy. To do this, our team wears gloves, masks, and facial shields throughout the day. We also provide these items for our patients to wear during their visit. At our front desk, we have installed a protective shield, so you won’t have to worry about being in close contact with our receptionist.
Unless a patient needs help to come in or move around the office, we ask that they come alone. Reducing the number of people in and around our office space helps us keep everything clean. We have installed a glass door in the operatory and have open windows throughout the building to keep fresh air circulating. We also offer a touchless sanitizer to use before and after your visit.
Do You Use Disposable Materials?
We use disposable tools and materials whenever we can. This helps us reduce cleaning time and ensure we have fresh supplies for everyone. Disposable items include gloves, masks, brushes, floss, and a variety of other single-use materials.
How Do You Clean Your Equipment?
Although we use disposable items whenever we can, some equipment cannot be thrown away. Fortunately, we have very effective ways of sanitizing equipment to ensure everything is clean between uses.
We clean our equipment with heat and chemical disinfectants. After each patient, a member of our team will thoroughly sanitize every instrument that was used with an approved chemical cleaner. Once they are clean, we will wrap these instruments and store them until they are needed again. Before use, we will disinfect them again with a specialized dental autoclave. This machine uses dry heat to sterilize equipment and remove bacteria.
If you would like to learn more about the steps we are taking to ensure our office is safe and clean, please give us a call at 914-235-8065. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns!