7 to 7 Dentist presents the latest Technology:
Negative Pressure Rooms
WHAT ARE THEY?
Negative Flow rooms are good for you and bad for viruses. Essentially there’s a gradient between the outside of the room and inside the room, so that the air pressure inside the room will not flow out (protecting people in and out of the room) which is an important part of stopping the Covid-19 virus and others.
This is important as the team at 7 to 7 Dentist are leaders in the field of technology. This technical air pressure controlling system enables the team to manage these respiratory isolation proportions as you do not want the air to flow out.
The air that is in the treatment room gets exhausted outside not back into the clinic. Creating a safer virus killing environment, with effective best practice workflow protocols for everyone’s safety. These systems and protocols the 7 to 7 Dentist team have implemented are well over and above the Australian Dental Association and AHPRA regulations for continuing most dental treatments through this worldwide pandemic in the safest possible environment.
So by having the safer negative flows, we are able to control the safety of the environment and respiratory isolation in a manner that kills viruses and isolates any issues before they become anything.
WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE:
1. The Respiratory isolation system is running the whole day and each appointment.
2. When you arrive to our clinic, you will be given a form and taken into your private room to complete the form for your Dental Assistant to process.
3. You will be given the latest rinse for virus killing technology in the form of a cup of ozonated water. We have removed all the spittoon basins from our rooms so you will be asked to dribble only into another clean cup, this will be evacuated immediately and the cup disposed of. We are prepared and have used this time to train staff to be as prepared as possible to level 4. May we never need to use our training nor reach level 4.
Creating negative pressure operatories might seem a drastic and expensive approach now. However, in 40 years, dentists might think we were ludicrous for working without them, just as we judge those before us who did not use gloves.
This latest Covid-19 pandemic will affect the delivery of care; the only questions are when and how. Will dentistry accept the advances or continue our history of fighting change?
Transmission: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is thought to spread primarily between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Airborne transmission from person-to-person over long distances is unlikely.
As COVID-19 is a new disease, and the world and all the World health organisations are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes. The virus has been shown to persist in aerosols for hours, and on some surfaces for days under laboratory conditions. SARS-CoV-2 can be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Risk: The practice of dentistry involves the use of rotary dental and surgical instruments, such as handpieces or ultrasonic scalers and air-water syringes. These instruments create a visible spray that can contain particle droplets of water, saliva, blood, microorganisms, and other debris. Surgical masks protect mucous membranes of the mouth and nose from droplet spatter, but they do not provide complete protection against inhalation of infectious agents. There are currently no data available to assess the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission during dental practice.
The team at 7 to 7 Dentist proudly continue offering the latest technologies, to assist to save you time and money while improving everyone’s safety.
Impact on dentistry
On March 16, 2020, the ADA stated, it “is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate some of the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.”
Are dental offices prepared to treat these potentially infected patients? If a patient is suspected of having COVID-19 and emergency dental care is indicated, it has been recommended that the dental treatment be performed in a negative pressure room or airborne infection isolation room.
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