Clinic Updates and Changes

Our commitment to your safety and health is our number one priority! Dr. Yang has been upgrading and changing the workflow of the clinic in order to help keep patients safer and prevent the future spread of any respiratory diseases, such as COVID-19.


Pre-Screening

A few days before your appointment, you will receive a text or phone call asking you to review your recent health.

  • In the past 14 days, have you had any of the following symptoms?
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Or any of the following:
      • Fever
      • Chills
      • Repeated Shaking
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle Aches
      • Vomiting
      • Headache
      • Sore Throat
      • Malaise
      • Nausea
      • Diarrhea
  • Are you awaiting results of a lab test for COVID-19?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19? When?
  • Have you or a family member previously been asked to self-isolate or self-quarantine in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in the past 14 days?

 

** If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please call us to discuss prior to your appointment.

 


 

Clinic Upgrades and Procedures

Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant

Although this technology has been in use for years in other industries, the dental profession has made large movements to use hypochlorous acid as a general disinfectant in our office lobbies, bathrooms, and most importantly, in the dental operatories. We have generators that make hypochlorous acid through electrolysis using just three simple ingredients: water, salt, and vinegar!

We use cold fogging to get the hypochlorous acid into every nook and cranny of the clinic while also helping to remove harmful aerosols. Our clinic began researching this technology early during the pandemic and had it ready to use before seeing patients again.

Watch an example of how this fogger and the hypochlorous acid is used!

You can research more about the efficacy of hypochlorous acid on your own or start with looking up the CDC's information here.

All of our operatories have been fitted with the latest version of the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifiers. IQAir's HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. This is 100 times smaller than what is achieved with ordinary air filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a virus.

Many of our patients are already aware that we have had the Isolite system for many years. Now we have upgraded to the latest Isolite 3 model. We plan to use this device during most, if not all, of our dental procedures. The mouthpiece fits in your mouth and provides suction and moisture control while protecting your cheeks and tongue.


Did You Know???

Our clinic has implemented hospital level sterilization and disinfectant for years already? Most of this occurs "behind the scenes" so patients are rarely aware of the vigorous protocols in place.

All of our dental instruments are bagged in special pouches and opened only after you arrive for your appointment. Afterwards, the instruments are washed in an ultrasonic cleaner, bagged in new sterilization pouches, and autoclaved for complete sterilization (a process that takes about an hour).


Our waterlines are maintained with extensive protocols to ensure delivery of safe and pure water during treatment. Our sterilizers undergo biological spore tests on a weekly basis and our waterlines are tested quarterly to ensure we exceed CDC guidelines. 

 

If you have any concerns or questions about our clinic and its infection control protocol, do no hesitate to contact us! After all, we are doing all of this for your safety!

-Dr. Christopher Yang and the Dental Team