Our Commitment to Investing in YOUR SAFETY

At Smile Studios, we are committed to protecting our patients, while providing you a safe and relaxing environment. Below are the steps we already did to protect you, and the new steps we have taken to ensure your safety in the COVID-19 era. We continue to set the standard for safety for dental care, and ensure we go above and beyond the CDC guidelines.  

What we already did:

  • PPE worn during patient care: CDC-compliant Personal Protective Equipment including masks, gloves, protective eye wear, and lab jacket.
  • Separate, closed-off treatment rooms to minimize cross contamination between patients.
  • Advanced Treatment Chairs with automated flushing/disenfecting of the air and water lines between each and every patient to prevent cross contamination
  • All surfaces (treatment chairs, counter tops, dental equipment, door handles) are disinfected with a medical grade disinfectant before each patient is seated
  • Treatment water is treated to eliminate any pathogens.
  • Rubber Dam Isolation used to minimize the spread of air-borne pathogens and to protect the airway of the patient. 
  • Dental instruments are sterilized in an autoclave, which uses high temperature and pressure to steam sterilize.  The autoclave’s efficacy is tested frequently with testing strips.
  • Supplies that cannot be sterilized are disposed of.

Our enhanced COVID-19 safety measures:

  • PPE is enhanced to include N95s and head coverings.
  • Enhanced COVID-specific OSHA training for your whole Smile Studios Dental Team.
  • Pre-screening of patients to identify those who may be ill.
  • Taking temperatures of patients and employees when they arrive; anyone with a fever will be asked to go home.
  • Advanced Extraoral Suctioning Device to minimize aerosols during dental procedures.  This minimizes the spread of air-borne pathogens such as COVID-19.
  • Fewer patients will be scheduled to maintain social distancing and allow more time for enhanced disinfection between patients.
  • You will be asked to arrive on time, rather than early, to your appointment to allow for fewer people in the office and to encourage social distancing.

Dr. Tina answers the question,

“Is it Safe to Go the Dentist?”— Redmond Reporter

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