The dentists and staff of Claremont Dental Institute have always maintained a commitment to stringent infection control for the health and safety of our patients. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have augmented our protocols and implemented new procedures for patient check in and your office experience. The goal of these changes is to protect your health and welfare while allowing our dentists and staff to continue to provide the high standard of care we offer in our office. If you have questions or concerns about these changes or your patient experience please contact our office and we will be glad to assist you.
We ask that if you are sick or have been exposed to the coronavirus that you call our office to reschedule your appointment. If you have recently traveled please wait at least 14 days after returning to visit our office. These rules will remain in place until it is no longer a recommendation of the CDC or any local governing bodies and are designed to protect all patients and staff.
COVID-19 protocols: what to expect
Our office will be scheduling appointments on a staggered basis to allow for additional cleaning and sanitizing of all office areas and to minimize contact. Our waiting room has chairs spread at least 6 feet apart. Our dental care team will be wearing appropriate PPE at all times.
To ensure the safety of everyone when you visit and to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, we ask the following of all patients:
- All scheduled patients must wear a mask.
- Only patients with scheduled appointments should come into the office unless the patient is a minor.
- Patients need to call our office to complete pre-screening questions with one of our team members before their scheduled appointment.
- At check-in for your dental appointment, a Consent for Treatment form must be signed.
- Your temperature will be taken with a Body Infrared Thermometer.
Our office has added new technology to prevent the spread of infection during your office visit:
- Aerosol reducing technology: we will be using the MaxVac-2000, a leading technology for capturing the aerosols from patients produced during many dental treatments. This includes droplets, aerosols, blood, dust, and viruses. Suspended above the dental chair, the MaxVac-2000 uses medical-grade HEPA filtration to kill 99.9% of captured pathogens.
- Air quality control: we have added the Airocide HD-1200, air filtration and sanitation technology developed by NASA and using a patented process to kill airborne pathogens in the office and minimize the risk of contamination.
- Safer dental hygiene: using Ivory ReLeaf aerosol and backflow reduction technology we have improved the safety of the dental hygiene process. This system helps maintain a dry field for conducting the hygiene process with minimal introduction of droplets into the air.