At The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we’ve begun seeing patients on a limited basis, starting on April 30th, 2020, based on CDC, ADA, and OSHA recommendations. Wondering if it’s safe to come into our office for an emergency or preventive dental care? Here are just a few of the ways we’re protecting our patients when they come into our office to see Dr. Will Jones and the rest of our team.
Our new office is very open and accessible, but each individual operating room is designated as a single-entry only space. This means that you and your dentist or hygienist will have privacy and be isolated from other individuals throughout your appointment. This maximizes your safety and ensures we minimize any potential risk of virus spread.
Previously, our operating rooms did not have doors, but we are making changes. Some of our operatories already have glass barn doors installed, which allow team members to shut the door and provide you with more privacy and a more sanitary environment free of cross-contamination. We are currently working to install these doors on each operatory to minimize potential risks.
H11 TRUE HEPA filters are considered to be the optimal standard of care for medical facilities, but at The Burkitt Center, we’re taking things a step further. Each operatory will have H13 TRUE HEPA filters, which exceed H11 filters in every metric.
These filters can destroy and filter out even smaller particles than H11 filters, which includes both virus carriers and bacteria. With 99.9% particle removal effectiveness, these filters will help keep our office safe for employees and patients alike.
One of the biggest risks related to COVID-19 and dentistry is oral aerosols. Aerosols are small saliva particles that spread when drilling a tooth, cleaning an area with water, and during other routine procedures.
To help with this, we have introduced the ISOLITE intra-oral suction system. This system helps provide suction that prevents aerosolized particles from spreading, keeping our office safe, and minimizing the risk of virus spread.
We have invested in extra-oral suction mobile dental carts, which include UVC (Ultraviolet C) lights and TRUE HEPA filters. These carts will help filter out particles that escape intraoral suction, and will be used for patients with complex dental needs.
Beyond our investments in equipment and new technology to keep you safe, we’re following best practices like maintaining social distancing between patients, checking temperatures, and seeing patients individually without guests or family members.
Need a dental consultation in Brentwood, TN? At The Burkitt Center, our team is here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (615) 941-3368, and we’ll see you as soon as we can. Your safety is always our top priority, so you can trust us to take great care of you and address your dental needs while following all recommended best practices for COVID-19 safety.