It is always important to consider the safety practices your dentist takes to ensure you are getting the best care possible. COVID-19 has heightened this feeling and emphasized the necessity of hygienic practices in all spaces.
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics & Implants has gone above and beyond to create the safest environment for our patients, but now more than ever we want to highlight our safety measures and protocols.
We have installed air purifiers in the office to re-circulate the air inside. Portable air cleaners and HVAC filters have been shown to reduce airborne pollutants, including viruses. While these alone are not enough to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, used in conjunction with our other safety practices, they will likely help lessen the risk of the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, air purifiers strive to remove minor impurities in the air we breathe. They can remove particles from pollen, dust, mold, etc. and they are a great way to ensure the air in our office is pure.
Purchase of High-Tech ADS Extraoral Dental Suction Systems
Our office recently purchased an ADS Extraoral Dental Suction device. During a typical dental procedure, millions of droplets and aerosols are spewed from the patient’s mouth. This high-tech device removes a high volume of particles from the air to prevent them from sticking to the dentist’s body. The device sits above the patient’s mouth and removes droplets, aerosols, viruses, blood, or any other particle that may be ejected from the patient’s mouth. There is a patient comfort guarantee and because the device creates minimal noise and does not touch the patient, there is virtually no reason for the patient to even notice the device is being used.
The device itself uses a medical grade filtration system. There is a HEPA filter in the system that kills viruses and germs with 99.995% efficiency. In addition, there is a UV light disinfection system that aids in killing the viruses and germs in the filter.
These systems, in addition to more common safety protocols, reflect our promise to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Call Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics & Implants today at 609-924-1414 to schedule an appointment!
Princeton’s Top Dental Team
Kirk Huckel, DMD, FAGD | Kiersten Huckel, DMD | Shanni Reine-Mutch, DDS