Universal Safety Precautions will always be the best protocol in any dental practice. We are proud to say that dentistry is one of the few medical fields that has been using PPEs while working on our patients. Except for the N95 mask where we used surgical mask, all the rest of the PPEs has been familiar to the dental world.
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>Dr. Jeff Velasquez was a Registered Respiratory Therapist before he became a dentist? He was helping treat ventilator patients in the ICUs. We know the importance of infection control, respiratory and universal precaution.
As we adjust and adopt, when we do aerosol producing dental procedures, our office added devices like external chairside aerosols dental suction and air purifiers with hepa filters for negative air flow in the room. Also, when we clean and sanitize the opertories after each patient, we now use Disinfectant Fogger and Sanitizing Sprayer for the whole room that's eco-friendly but kills viruses. Additionally, hand sanitizers are available in every rooms for our patients.
As we follow & comply to the state mandate and to all the CDC, CDA (California Dental Association), and OSHA (occupational Safety & Health Administration) Guidelines & Protocols, our office is exercising this extra precautions as one of the new normal that our emergency/patients have to follow during their visit to Jeff Velasquez DDS, Long Beach Dentist.
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Dr. Jeff D. Velasquez