Upgraded Infection Prevention & Control Measures
Upgraded Infection Prevention and Control Measures
UPDATED SAFETY MEASURES
Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different.
Prior to re-opening, our clinics have implemented the following safety measures:
- Placed Plexiglas shields at the front desk – please be sure to stand behind the shield to protect yourself and our team.
- Placed an air purifier in each room where aerosol procedures are done to clean the air.
- Your Hygienist now has a High Volume Evacuation unit (called ReLeaf) which will eliminate much of the aerosols generated during your cleaning.
- The team will wear all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect you and our team.
- You will see signage throughout the practice – from the entrance through to the treatment room. Please read the signs and follow the instructions.
- Locks have been installed on the patient washroom to allow the team to completely clean between patient use, for your peace of mind and protection.
- Front doors locked with signage and phone number.
- The Grover Dental Care team have gone through training and practicing of all the protocols that were put in place. They will make you feel comfortable and protected throughout your appointment.
- If any team member isn’t well, they will not come to work.
- A daily temperature log of each team member will be kept to ensure the team health.
- All IPAC procedures and protocols previously implemented by Public Health and GDC will continue to be in place.
The Purpose of Infection Control
Every team member at Grover Dental Care has received formal training on Infection Control.
The purpose of our Infection Control Policies and Procedures is to prevent disease transmission in this facility. This includes from patient to dental-worker, dental-worker to dental-worker, and dental-worker to patient.
The purpose of infection-control is to break the chain of infection. The best way to break this chain is by using standard infection control prevention practices used during all patient care, regardless of suspected or confirmed status of the patient, in any setting where healthcare is delivered.
In this clinic some of the standard precautions we take include:
- Careful handling of sharp instruments;
- Hand washing
- Use of masks, protective eyewear, gloves, and protecting clothing
- Sanitation and sterilization procedures
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