Dentalogica COVID 19 Precautions
We are now open for all dental care. Nobody does more to keep you safe.
We offer you reliable and accurate COVID 19 tests as you enter the surgery.
Rapid Response COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device.
Time to result: 15 minutes
The Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the direct and qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigens from nasopharyngeal secretions and oropharyngeal secretions from individuals suspected of COVID-19 within the first two weeks of symptom onset.
The presence of a coloured band in the test region indicates a positive result for the SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens, while its absence indicates a negative result.
We deep clean our practice and also employ the latest technology as a further precaution.
We are aiming to make our practice as safe is humanly possible.
OZONE STERILIZATION PROVEN TO KILL SARS-COV VIRUS
NB: There are currently no examples in the public domain, of ozone sterilization being used to kill the current strain of Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (technical name of the Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease).
However, there are very good reasons to believe it would be effective:
During the SARS epidemic of 2003, ozone sterilization was successfully used to purify environments infected with the deadly Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-1, the virus which causes the SARS disease.
As SARS-Cov-1 is also a member of the Coronavirus family, it is highly likely that ozone sterilization would be effective at killing SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease.
HOW DOES OZONE STERILIZATION KILL CORONAVIRUSES?
Coronaviruses are classified as “enveloped viruses”, which are typically more susceptible to “Physico-chemical challenges”. In other words, they don’t like being exposed to ozone.
Ozone destroys this type of virus by breaking through the outer shell into the core, resulting in damage to the viral RNA. Ozone can also damage the outer shell of the virus in a process called oxidation.
Put simply, exposing Coronaviruses to sufficient ozone dose (ppm x time) can result in them being 99% damaged or destroyed.
TESTS CONCLUDE OZONE CAN KILL CORONAVIRUS
Dr. Brill + Dr. Steinmann from the Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology conducted this test on 5/19/2010. Here is what they found – “The conclusion can be drawn that after passing examinations with MVA [in Europe, MVA represents the official model virus for all enveloped viruses] an activity against all enveloped viruses including members of the virus family coronaviridae (like MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2) is achieved”.
Introducing our New Patient Journey…
Coronavirus: Information and Advice*
We have all been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been the number one priority for our practice, and you will have noticed this during your previous visits to our surgery. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe, comfortable and pain -free. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Online dental consulatations available.
Our practice will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again at your appointment
We have hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter the practice. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the practice for you to use as needed.
We no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
*Our practice follows infection control guidelines made by the governing bodies. We are up to date on new guidance that has been issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to recommendations.
How you can help:
- With the exception of children and patients with carers, patients should come alone
- A distance of at least 2 metres must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice
- Payment should be made by card where possible
- Staff will not shake your hand
- If you show symptoms following appointment booking, you should contact the practice by phone
- Please do not arrive early to the practice. If necessary, you should wait outside the practice
- Please do not arrive without an appointment
- Patients should come wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.
The dentists will assess and discuss any treatments that need to be done quickly to avoid any future problems.