Infection Control

Easton, PA Dentist

At Palmer Smile Design, our priority as your dental care provider 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.

Prior to your appointment, you will have a reminder phone call where we will screen you for symptoms or contact with a COVID positive person. We do ask that if you are not feeling well or have been in contact with a COVID positive person in the past two week, that we reschedule your appointment. 

Our waiting room is spacious and allows for social distancing. If you prefer to wait in your car, you may call us when you arrive and check in. 

An outline of some of our precautionary measures:

Hand Hygiene
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 or use medical-grade hand sanitizer.

We also require every patient to use hand sanitizer upon entry into the office and encourage hand washing with our patients.

Personal Protective Equipment
We possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, face shields, gloves, protective eyewear, and protective clothing. Worn by our team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents.

We require staff and patients to wear a mask at all times unless treatment is being rendered.

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 staff. 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.

Air Purification
We use multiple HEPA grade air filters throughout the practice to scrub and clean the air multiple times an hour. During your appointment we use high evacuation suction to remove aerosols, further reducing the spread of bacteria and virus.

Regular Sanitation
Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our 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 team at Palmer Smile Design. 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.

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