Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Gaspar has researched every possible way to ensure the safest dental office for our patients and our staff.
We are pleased to announce additional layers of safety ,we acquire new state of the art equipment to insure your wellbeing.
To complement our infection control process, we have added:
1. Extraoral Suction System
• Vanguard Gold Mobile Extraoral Dental Suction System, designed to safely capture chairside aerosols and help protect both you and us from microbes such as viruses and other biological aerosols. Our system, manufactured in the USA, provides 3x the suction of other extraoral suction systems, removing droplets and aerosols from the air that are produced during dental treatment.
• ADS Extraoral Dental Suction System. Manufactured by a local company in California which removes aerosols and droplets via a high speed suction system, a medical grade HEPA filtration system that removes particles down to 0.3 micron, and a medical grade UV light disinfectant inside the system to kill all viruses and bacteria that are trapped in the filter.
Due to the recent COVID-19 Pandemic, we are finding efficient techniques to improve the measures of safety and protection of our patients, staff, and dentists.
We are also excited to share that we have installed top of the line Air Purifier Systems throughout the office:
2. Air Purifiers
• IQair Healthpro Plus
The IQAir HealthPro Series features HyperHEPA filtration technology for superior airborne particle removal. IQAir's HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. This is 100 times smaller than what is achieved with ordinary air filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a virus.
Effective against ultrafines
Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns, make up about 90% of all airborne particles, and have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and even cancer. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration in the HealthPro Series is proven and certified to filter at least 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist.
• Airpura UV600
Airborne & aerosolized virus removal rate: 99.99%
Airborne and aerosolized viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals and particles go through powerful filtration for near complete removal. Airpura's patented UV air purifiers destroy the DNA of microorganisms, (without emitting ozone), viruses, influenza and gastro as well as black mold, effectively neutralizing them. Airpura's 18 lbs of custom blended activated carbon adsorbs chemicals, VOC's, gases, and odor. A medical grade True HEPA filter provides powerful particle reduction of 99.97% of particulate matter as small as 0.3 microns including PM2.5, pollen, dust, dander and a UV-C germicidal lamp provides and additional level of protection.
How an air purifier can kill airborne viruses
An air purifier equipped with both a true HEPA filter and an ultraviolet germicidal lamp is the best defense against a wide range of airborne diseases. Airpura has incorporated design concepts from the aseptic environment of the operating theater into the design of the UV air purifiers. The UV germicidal lamp is located within the confines of the HEPA filter. When pathogens are drawn into the air purifier, they are trapped onto the surface of the true HEPA filter. An additional level of protection is then provided by the UV germicidal lamp when the pathogens are then flooded by the rays of the UV germicidal lamp which destroy their DNA, effectively killing them. Certain pathogens require more time to eradicate, and this design allows for that. The placement of the UV lamp within the HEPA chamber also ensures that they cannot escape back into your airstream like other purifiers on the market.
• Medify Air MA-40
Upgraded air quality true hepa performance
The Medify Air MA-40 uses four levels of filtration to catch and remove allergens, pet dander and more:
- Pre-filter removes hair, fibers and large particles like dander.
- The high-efficiency H13 HEPA filter is tested to removed 99.97% of particles down to 0.1 microns. This medical-grade filter easily catches pollen, dust mites and other tiny airborne particles you can’t see.
- A substantial carbon filter with carbon pellets removes toxic odors, smoke, and formaldehyde.
- The optional anion generator produces negative ions to charge particles and trap them inside the unit and give your air a fresh feel.
3. Dryshield Isolation System
Our entire focus in the COVID-19 Pandemic is finding techniques to improve the efficacy in the safety and protection of you, the dental patient, our wonderful staff, as well as us, the doctors.
In our office, Dryshield Isolation technology is used to reduce dental aerosols and airborne particles with continuous suction. Dryshield is extremely comfortable, allowing you to rest while it stabilizes your jaw and suctions, so we are able to provide you the best dental care while the system removes bacteria, viruses, and saliva before it enters the air, to protect you and keep us all safe.
4. Front Desk Acrylic Barrier
We have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize any risk of infection such as installing new front desk acrylic barrier, this is to protect better all of our wonderful patients as well as our staff.
5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Staff will be wearing additional personal protective equipment (masks, gowns, face shields, N95 masks, etc) depending on the treatment being done, this all are examples of PPE (personal protective equipment) that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face. These will aid our combat in protecting our team and cross-infection between patients.