1. Jade Purifier
a. How it works:
i. Air is drawn through the bottom of the unit passing through the HEPA-Rx Filter, Activated Carbon Filter and Germicidal UV-C+ Photocatalytic Nano-TiO2 chamber. This releases revitalizing negative ions into the air to refresh the air.
ii. We keep them on auto and the unit goes into Turbo mode when needed.
b. Total of 6 Jades in the office. 1 in each operatory and 1 at the front office. These units are large enough to clean the air in each room every 2-5 minutes.
2. Covid Screening Prior To Entry:
a. Masks are required.
b. Temperatures are taken and can’t be over 100F.
c. The following questions are asked:
i. Do you have a fever, shortness of breath, or a cough?
ii. Flu like symptoms? Headache or fatigue?
iii. Do you have a sore throat?
iv. Recent loss of taste or smell?
v. Have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive with Covid-19?
d. Hands are then sprayed with hand sanitizer.
e. Lastly, no more than 3 patients are allowed in the waiting room at a time
3. New Inside Look:
a. Front waiting room has 3 chairs all 6 feet apart and there are no longer magazines to browse while waiting.
b. Our patient coffee room is offered on request vs self-serve.
c. The front office desks have plastic shields up as barriers between them and the patients.
d. The whole staff is required to be screened before starting work each day.
e. Front office staff are required to wear masks.
f. Back office staff is required to wear a mask, shield, and lab coat buttoned up throughout the day.
g. Hepa filters with UV lights are installed in our existing heating/air conditioning system, as well as Jade units (explained above).
h. Protocol in our operatories have not had to change much as we have always followed the CDC and ADA guidelines of sterilization. But please know that all operatories are broken down after each patient, all surfaces wiped down and sit for 10 minutes and then wiped down again. New plastic barriers are then placed in the room to be ready for the next patient.