Social Distancing and Basic Screening Protections

  • All patients and team members undergo COVID screening TWICE before being allowed to enter facility for an appointment or shift
  • All patients and team members undergo touchless temperature reading before being allowed to have an appointment or shift.
  • No waiting in waiting room. Patients will remain in their cars until we are ready to bring them right into the operatory.
  • Contactless and paperless options for registration and checkout.
  • Plexiglass barriers installed at front desk.
  • Marked distances at front desk to maintain safe distance.
  • Adjustment of shifts so that we will be open from 7am to 8:30pm so that appointments and staff are spread out more throughout the day meaning a 30% plus reduction of staff and patients at any one time in the clinic.

Procedure Protections

  • All patients and staff to use hand sanitizers upon entry and exit of facility. To be provided by clinic.
  • All patients and staff to wear masks whilst in facility at all times (except during procedure for patient)
  • 1% Peroxide rinse prior to commencement of treatment/exam.
  • Use of rubber dam, high volume suction.
  • Investment in new extraoral suction systems (Aegis) as well as new innovative Safe-T-Shield during treatment which will eliminate 99% of aerosols once supply available.
  • Team members fully equipped with all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Twice daily disinfection of all waiting room, bathroom, and other common facilities.
  • Nightly disinfectant fogging of waiting room reception, bathroom and common facilities.

Facility Improvements and Investments

  • Renovations will be done such that all operatories will be completely closed off (no more open concept) creating self contained rooms.
  • Investment in surgical grade in- operatory HEPA air filtration systems that will filter the air of 99.97% of all airborne particles 0.3 microns or larger in size within 3 minutes. 13 units deployed in Kemptville, 6 units in Kanata, and 7 units in Carleton Place.
  • Future investment in Return Air UV light filtration AND HEPA filtration for entire office.