Our priority at Elite Endodontics has always been to preserve and protect your health and safety. As usual, we continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and the ADA. We have always provided a sterile, safe, environment to protect your health, both oral and otherwise.
An outline of some of our precautionary measures:
Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings.
Personal Protective Equipment
At Elite Endodontics, we possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, gloves, protective eyewear, and protective clothing. Worn by our dental team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents.
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and Devices
All instruments and equipment used during your care are always sterilized and disinfected to CDC specifications. This ensures proper infection control and the health of our patients and team. Every item used is opened fresh from a sterilized packet or is a brand-new disposable item. The sterilization process is very rigorous and includes dry heat sterilization (autoclave) and chemical sterilization.
Reduction of Aerosols with the GentleWave Procedure®
Studies have shown that smaller particles of an aerosol are thought to carry the greatest potential for transmitting infections. Therefore, when deciding on a root canal option, it’s recommended you choose the treatment that is most likely to help keep you safe. Fortunately, during the use of the GentleWave® Procedure instrument, virtually no aerosols are released, reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. It also utilizes a single-use procedure instrument to prevent cross-contamination. All procedures are done under a rubber-dam, thus further reducing the amount of aerosols generated during the procedure.
Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our Pensacola dental team with effective cleaning solutions certified to kill bacteria and viruses.
Our entire operatory is disinfected after every appointment with EPA registered cleaning agents to kill viruses and bacteria.
Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our Pensacola dental team. Together, we can overcome these circumstances and continue your path to greater health. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best.